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Deterministic network calculus (DNC) is not suitable for deriving performance guarantees for wireless networks due to their inherently random behaviors. In this paper, we develop a method for Quality of Service (QoS) analysis of wireless channels subject to Rayleigh fading based on stochastic network calculus. We provide closed-form stochastic service curve for the Rayleigh fading channel. With this service curve, we derive stochastic delay and backlog bounds. Simulation results verify that the bounds are reasonably tight. Moreover, through numerical experiments, we show the method is not only capable of deriving stochastic performance bounds, but also can provide guidelines for designing transmission strategies in wireless networks.
Date of Conference: 28-31 March 2011