Accurate Simulation of 802.11 Indoor Links: A "Bursty" Channel Model Based on Real Measurements
© Ramón Agüero et al. 2010
Received: 10 June 2009
Accepted: 27 December 2009
Published: 10 February 2010
We propose a novel channel model to be used for simulating indoor wireless propagation environments. An extensive measurement campaign was carried out to assess the performance of different transport protocols over 802.11 links. This enabled us to better adjust our approach, which is based on an autoregressive filter. One of the main advantages of this proposal lies in its ability to reflect the "bursty" behavior which characterizes indoor wireless scenarios, having a great impact on the behavior of upper layer protocols. We compare this channel model, integrated within the Network Simulator (ns-2) platform, with other traditional approaches, showing that it is able to better reflect the real behavior which was empirically assessed.
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