Optimal frame size analysis for fragmentation and aggregation algorithm

Eunbi Ku, Chulho Chung, Byungcheol Kang, Jaeseok Kim

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In the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) layer, the reliability as well as the throughput is also important. The fragmentation and aggregation (F&A) algorithm to improve the throughput while ensuring the reliability in the environment with error uses the MAC service data unit (MSDU) fragmentation scheme of the upper layer and the MAC protocol data unit (MPDU) aggregation scheme of the MAC layer. The aggregation technique reduces the overhead of the frame format and improves the throughput. The fragmentation technique increases the transmission success probability and improves the reliability. When using F&A algorithm, the network throughput can be further improved. Although there were a lot of research on the F&A algorithm, these didn't cover the fragment size. Then it is left as user's choice. Furthermore, there is always a tradeoff between fragmentation and aggregation for wireless local area network (WLAN). We study this tradeoff and propose an optimal fragment size for aggregate-MPDU (A-MPDU), which can maximize the throughput by selecting the optimized fragment length based on different channel conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025961
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 8
Event2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2016 Nov 222016 Nov 25

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


Other2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2016

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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