A Design for Improving Performance of Dynamic Traffic in High Rate WPAN

고속 WPAN의 동적 트래픽 성능 개선을 위한 구조 설계

  • Kim, Ji-Eun (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Jae (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) ;
  • Jeon, Young-Ae (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) ;
  • Choi, Sang-Sung (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)
  • Published : 2005.11.05


The High Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) is mainly targeted to consumer electronics and portable communication devices which need high rates and QoS. To achieve these goals, the WPAN provides data rates up to 1Gbps and adopts a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) MAC protocol. Since IEEE 802.15.3 MAC is based on TDMA scheme, it has good performance in dealing with real traffics. But it does not give better results for dynamic traffic. For dynamic traffic, IEEE 802.15.3 MAC needs a kind of request and response policy that brings about the degradation of performance in order to adapt to network changes. To overcome this problem and enhance the data throughput, this paper proposes a superframe structure which uses the Enhanced Contention Access Period (ECAP) to transmit data during sleep-CTA in PM mode.