TY - CPAPER
DO - 10.1145/2591971.2592033
AB - We investigate the IEEE 1901 MAC protocol, the dominant protocol for high data rate power-line communications. 1901 employs a CSMA/CA mechanism similar to – but much more complex than – the backoff mechanism of 802.11. Because of this extra complexity, and although this mechanism is the only widely used MAC layer for power-line networks, there are few analytical results on its performance. We propose a model for the 1901 MAC that comes in the form of a single fixed-point equation for the collision probability. We prove that this equation admits a unique solution, and we evaluate the accuracy of our model by using simulations.
T1 - Performance Analysis of MAC for Power-Line Communications
DA - 2014
AU - Vlachou, Christina
AU - Banchs, Albert
AU - Herzen, Julien
AU - Thiran, Patrick
ID - 197975
KW - Power-line communications
KW - CSMA/CA
KW - analysis
UR - http://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/197975/files/sig0256-vlachou.pdf
ER -