Distributed coordination function protocol with unequal frame error rates

Zihao You, I. Tai Lu

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This letter provides an analysis of the saturation throughputs of the individual stations (STAs) in a distributed coordination function (DCF) network. Compared with the previous DCF models, our new proposed model is suitable for more general environments where the frame error rates (FERs) are different depending on the transmitting STAs and the numbers of retransmission attempts. Numerical analyses show that FERs significantly affect the STAs' throughputs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2353615
Pages (from-to)1819-1822
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • DCF
  • Frame error rate
  • HARQ
  • IEEE802.11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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