COE-541 Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Design and Analysis
More resources for the project - Mainly from the OpNet 2003 conference - see below.
Oct 31st - Midterm date - during class time
Oct26th - first deliverable for project
Please note the IEEE802.11 standard in the Project section - a needed reference for your project.
The project deadlines and deliverables are outlined below.
Click here for course syllabus.
The main reference for the course is the textbook and the handouts distributed in class. These notes are merely as summary:
Reference on generation of random variables: http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~vazquez/SimSpiders/GenerRV/index.html
Check the following Queueing Java applet at: http://www.win.tue.nl/cow/Q2/
You are required to reproduce the simulation results presented in the following paper:
Changle Li; Jiandong Li; Xuelian Cai;"Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.11 WLAN to Support Voice Services, "Advanced Information Networking and Applications, 2004. AINA 2004. 18th International Conference on , Volume: 2 , 2004.
and possibly extend the study by considering other types of traffic and/or enhancements to the access mechanism. An introductory study into PCF characterization can be found in:
Xiyan Ma; Yi Wu; Zhisheng Niu; Saito, T.; "Performance
analysis of the packetized voice transmission with PCF in an IEEE 802.11
infrastructure wireless LAN," 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications,
2003. APCC 2003. Volume: 2 , 21-24 Sept. 2003, Pages:571 - 575 Vol.2
IEEE802.11 standard (size ~ 6 MB)- Please pay special attention to chapter 9 - MAC sublayer functional description. This contains specification for both DCF and PCF functions.
Presentation by Al-Mutairi and Mesmar - from previous COE 541 classes.
Papers using opnet WLAN models:
- Jiaqing Song and Ljiljana Trajkovic, "Enhancements and Performance Evaluation of Wireless Local Area Networks,"
- Rusty O. Baldwin, Nathaniel J. Davis IV, Scott F. Midkiff, "Implementation
of an IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Model using OPNET™,"
- WLAN opnet model guide
- Presentations and papers from opnetwork 2003: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
Project Deadlines and Milestones
More detailed material at:
The MathWorks website - The makers of Matlab