Experimental and analytical study regarding transmission quality of Wireless LAN system - For implementation of heterogeneous wireless network -.
DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2011.6140051 Conference: IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2011, Toronto, ON, Canada, September 11-14, 2011
In order to implement the heterogeneous wireless network using multiple wireless systems, it is important to comprehend the transmission quality characteristics such as the transmission throughput and delay, because the network control managements are performed based on these qualities. In this paper, we address the study results regarding the transmission quality characteristics of the Wireless LAN (WLAN) system, which is one of multiple wireless systems. The study covers the experimental examination regarding the statistical distribution characteristic of the transmission quality, their mutual relationship and their time fluctuation characteristic. Based on the established analytical model obtained by the WLAN experiment, we also discuss the method to estimate the delay (or throughput) from the measured throughput (or delay) and its estimation accuracy.
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ABSTRACT: Within categories of the cognitive radio system used to attain efficient use of restricted radio spectrum resources, this article introduces some technical results concerning cooperative heterogeneous radio networks. We have developed a testbed to affirm the functions of a heterogeneous radio network, which has abilities to select one system from multiple communication systems and to aggregate multiple systems. First of all, we introduce the activities in the ITU-R and DYSPAN, where the cognitive radio system is under discussion, and clarify the standpoint of our research regarding the heterogeneous radio network. Subsequently, we state the function and specification of the testbed developed. Some experimental results using the testbed are introduced. The testbed is composed of three different communication systems, a controlling system for selecting or aggregating the most appropriate system for the user terminal and networks, and its measurement system. The measurement system is a kind of link simulator to confirm the performance of the controlling system. We also describe an analytical example of evaluating the performance improvement by heterogeneous network controlling. Finally, we address some essential future study issues for practical realization of the heterogeneous radio network.
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