Understanding the real-world performance of carrier sense

Kyle Jamieson, Bret Hull, Allen Miu, Hari Balakrishnan

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Abstract

Carrier sense is a fundamental part of most wireless networking stacks in wireless local area- and sensor networks. As increasing numbers of users and more demanding applications push wireless networks to their capacity limits, the efficacy of the carrier sense mechanism becomes a key factor in determining wireless network capacity.We describe how carrier sense works, point out its limitations, and advocate an experimental approach to studying carrier sense. We describe our current testbed setup, and then present preliminary experimental results from both a 60-node sensor network deployment and a small-scale 802.11 deployment. Our preliminary results evaluate how well carrier sense works and expose its limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Wireless Network Design and Analysis, E-WIND 2005
Pages52-57
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Wireless Network Design and Analysis, E-WIND 2005 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2005Aug 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Wireless Network Design and Analysis, E-WIND 2005

Other

OtherACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Wireless Network Design and Analysis, E-WIND 2005
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period8/22/058/22/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • carrier sense
  • medium access control

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    Jamieson, K., Hull, B., Miu, A., & Balakrishnan, H. (2005). Understanding the real-world performance of carrier sense. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Wireless Network Design and Analysis, E-WIND 2005 (pp. 52-57). (Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Wireless Network Design and Analysis, E-WIND 2005). https://doi.org/10.1145/1080148.1080160