How CSMA/CA with deferral affects performance and dynamics in power-line communications

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dc.contributor.author Vlachou, Christina
dc.contributor.author Banchs Roca, Albert
dc.contributor.author Herzen, Julien
dc.contributor.author Thiran, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:45:46Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:45:46Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Vlachou, C., Banchs, A., Herzen, J. & Thiran, P. (2017). How CSMA/CA With Deferral Affects Performance and Dynamics in Power-Line Communications. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 25(1), 250–263.
dc.identifier.issn 1063-6692
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/33690
dc.description.abstract Power-line communications (PLC) are becoming a key component in home networking, because they provide easy and high-throughput connectivity. The dominant MAC protocol for high data-rate PLC, the IEEE 1901, employs a CSMA/CA mechanism similar to the backoff process of 802.11. Existing performance evaluation studies of this protocol assume that the backoff processes of the stations are independent (the so-called decoupling assumption). However, in contrast to 802.11, 1901 stations can change their state after sensing the medium busy, which is regulated by the so-called deferral counter. This mechanism introduces strong coupling between the stations and, as a result, makes existing analyses inaccurate. In this paper, we propose a performance model for 1901, which does not rely on the decoupling assumption. We prove that our model admits a unique solution for a wide range of configurations and confirm the accuracy of the model using simulations. Our results show that we outperform current models based on the decoupling assumption. In addition to evaluating the performance in steady state, we further study the transient dynamics of 1901, which is also affected by the deferral counter.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Hasler Stiftung, Bern, Switzerland, through the SmartWorld Project. The work of A. Banchs was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness within the THWART Project under Grant TEC2015-70836- ERC.
dc.format.extent 14
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2016 IEEE.
dc.subject.other HomePlug
dc.subject.other Power-line communications (PLC)
dc.subject.other Deferral counter
dc.subject.other CSMA/CA
dc.subject.other Decoupling assumption
dc.title How CSMA/CA with deferral affects performance and dynamics in power-line communications
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/TNET.2016.2580642
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TEC2015-70836-ERC
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 250
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 263
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 25
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028614
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Network Technologies
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