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Mixed contention and contention free MAC layer scheduling techniques in multi-cluster WLAN

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Mixed contention and contention free MAC layer scheduling techniques in multi-cluster WLAN

Akond, Md. Shahidul Hoq (2004) Mixed contention and contention free MAC layer scheduling techniques in multi-cluster WLAN. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The ever developing wireless LAN standardization and research activities worldwide along with the recent successful deployment of WLAN in numerous hotspots makes it clear that WLAN technology will play a key rule in providing broadband data coverage and as a complement for the existing cellular networks. Keeping this in mind, a lot of work has been done to address WLAN/WAN integration, development of mobile IP, hand off mechanism between WLAN and other wireless networks. However, another important issue, large scale deployment of WLAN has got less attention. In this thesis, we have developed two networks models of multi-cluster wireless LANs. One is infrastructure based standard multi-cluster WLAN and another is multi-cluster WLAN with gratuitous capability. We have also devised a MAC layer implementation which can be efficiently employed on both standard and gratuitous multi-cluster WLAN. We have developed a generic simulation software using C++ to simulate the performances of these networks. Our simulation results show that our network models along with the MAC layer implementation can be an effective solution to solve large-scale WLAN deployment issues.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Akond, Md. Shahidul Hoq
Pagination:xvii, 116 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):Elhakeem, A. K
ID Code:8046
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:14
Last Modified:19 Aug 2011 03:54
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