Service time analysis of a distributed medium access control scheme

Hai Jiang, Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang, H. Vincent Poor

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Distributed medium access control (MAC) is essential for a wireless network without a central controller. In previous work of the authors, a distributed MAC scheme has been proposed to achieve guaranteed priority and enhanced fairness performance. For a wireless network, the service time distribution at the MAC sub-layer is important for performance analysis (e.g., in terms of packet delay, packet dropping rate, and admission region) at the network layer, because the network layer performance is largely dependent on the high-order time-domain statistics of the service provided by the MAC sub-layer. This paper presents a service time distribution analysis of the previously proposed distributed MAC scheme. Specifically, the respective distributions of the node service time and the system service time are derived. Simulation results verify the accuracy of this analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4657343
Pages (from-to)3988-3998
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Medium access control
  • Performance analysis
  • Service time


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