By Topic

Markov chain model of HomePlug CSMA MAC for determining optimal fixed contention window size

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Kriminger, E. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA ; Latchman, H.

This paper analyzes the optimum constant contention window (CW) for the HomePlug 1.0 and AV CSMA/CA MAC. A discrete time, homogenous Markov chain, with the state specified by both the backoff counter (BC) and deferral counter (DC), is used to model a single node contending for transmission. The structure of the Markov chain admits a generalized expression for the stationary state probability mass function (pmf) associated with each state. The recursively defined state pmfs can be analytically reduced to a single expression relating the probability p, of the node finding the medium idle, the maximum window size W, the maximum deferral counter size, and the number of nodes n. Optimizing the MAC efficiency provides a target value for p, which can be attained with the proper selection of W and. It is shown that an optimal contention window size can be chosen based on a linear relationship with the number of nodes.

Published in:

Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC), 2011 IEEE International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

3-6 April 2011