Accurate delay distribution for IEEE 802.11 DCF

Hai L. Vu, Taka Sakurai

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We derive the access delay generating function of the IEEE 802.11 DCF protocol. Our analysis corrects a model recently presented in [6]. We demonstrate that numerical transform inversion can be used to efficiently obtain values of the distribution. Simulations show that our analytical results are highly accurate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Generating function
  • IEEE 802.11 DCF
  • MAC access delay
  • Numerical inversion

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