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On the interactions between multiple overlapping WLANs using channel bonding

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dc.contributor.author Bellalta, Boris
dc.contributor.author Checco, Alessandro
dc.contributor.author Zocca, Alessandro
dc.contributor.author Barceló Vicens, Jaume
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-14T08:36:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-14T08:36:47Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Ballalta B, Checco A, Zocca A, Barcelo J. On the interactions between multiple overlapping WLANs using channel bonding. IEEE Trans Veh Technol. 2016 Feb;65(2):796-812. DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2015.2400932
dc.identifier.issn 0018-9545
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44208
dc.description.abstract Next-generation wireless local area networks (WLANs) will support the use of wider channels, which is known as channel bonding, to achieve higher throughput. However, because both the channel center frequency and the channel width are autonomously selected by each WLAN, the use of wider channels may also increase the competition with other WLANs operating in the same area for the available channel resources. In this paper, we analyze the interactions between a group of neighboring WLANs that use channel bonding and evaluate the impact of those interactions on the achievable throughput. A continuous-time Markov network model that is able to capture the coupled dynamics of a group of overlapping WLANs is introduced and validated. The results show that the use of channel bonding can provide significant performance gains, even in scenarios with a high density of WLANs, although it may also cause unfair situations in which some WLANs receive most of the transmission opportunities while others starve.
dc.description.sponsorship The research of the 1st and 4th authors was partially supported by the Spanish government (project TEC2012-32354), and by the Catalan Government (SGR2009#00617). The research of the 2nd author was financially supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (grant 11/PI/11771). The research of the 3rd author was financially supported by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) through the TOP-GO grant 613.001.012.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.relation.ispartof IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 2016 Feb;65(2):796-812
dc.rights © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2015.2400932
dc.title On the interactions between multiple overlapping WLANs using channel bonding
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2015.2400932
dc.subject.keyword WLANs
dc.subject.keyword CSMA/CA
dc.subject.keyword Channel bonding
dc.subject.keyword Channel allocation
dc.subject.keyword Dense networks
dc.subject.keyword IEEE 802.11ac
dc.subject.keyword IEEE 802.11ax
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/TEC2012-32354
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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