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Communication in high-speed wireless local area networks such as IEEE 802.11a are known to suffer from location-dependent, time-varying, and burst errors. It is usual to implement forward error correction and automatic repeat request mechanisms in the physical and data link layer to combat this errors. In this paper we evaluate the system performance of a WLAN with the CSMA/MAC protocol with different ARQ protocols. We have implemented three different schemes: (1) selective repeat ARQ; (2) ARQ with majority voting; and (3) type II hybrid ARQ. The simulation results show that all three schemes perform well when the channel is in good condition but when the bit error rate (BER) increases the type II hybrid ARQ is superior to the other two schemes.
Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002. VTC Spring 2002. IEEE 55th (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 2002