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Accurate Simulation of 802.11 Indoor Links: A "Bursty" Channel Model Based on Real Measurements

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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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Correspondence to Ramón Agüero.

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Agüero, R., García-Arranz, M. & Muñoz, L. Accurate Simulation of 802.11 Indoor Links: A "Bursty" Channel Model Based on Real Measurements. J Wireless Com Network 2010, 380410 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/380410

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Keywords

  • Information System
  • Traditional Approach
  • System Application
  • Channel Model
  • Network Simulator