In this paper, a mathematical model for the beacon-enabled mode of the IEEE 802.15.4 medium-access control (MAC) protocol is provided. A personal area network (PAN) composed of multiple nodes, which transmit data to a PAN coordinator through direct links or multiple hops, is considered. The application is query based: Upon reception of the beacon transmitted by the PAN coordinator, each node tries to transmit its packet using the superframe structure defined by the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol. Those nodes that do not succeed in accessing the channel discard the packet; at the next superframe, a new packet is generated. The aim of the paper is to develop a flexible mathematical tool able to study beacon-enabled 802.15.4 networks organized in different topologies. Both the contention access period (CAP) and the contention-free period defined by the standard are considered. The slotted carrier-sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) algorithm used in the CAP portion of the superframe is analytically modeled. The model describes the probability of packet successful reception and access delay statistics. Moreover, both star and tree-based topologies are dealt with; a suitable comparison between these topologies is provided. The model is a useful tool for the design of MAC parameters and to select the better topology. The mathematical model is validated through simulation results. The model differs from those previously published by other authors in the literature as it precisely follows the MAC procedure defined by the standard in the context of the application scenario described.

Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.15.4 Beacon-Enabled Mode

BURATTI, CHIARA
2010

Abstract

In this paper, a mathematical model for the beacon-enabled mode of the IEEE 802.15.4 medium-access control (MAC) protocol is provided. A personal area network (PAN) composed of multiple nodes, which transmit data to a PAN coordinator through direct links or multiple hops, is considered. The application is query based: Upon reception of the beacon transmitted by the PAN coordinator, each node tries to transmit its packet using the superframe structure defined by the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol. Those nodes that do not succeed in accessing the channel discard the packet; at the next superframe, a new packet is generated. The aim of the paper is to develop a flexible mathematical tool able to study beacon-enabled 802.15.4 networks organized in different topologies. Both the contention access period (CAP) and the contention-free period defined by the standard are considered. The slotted carrier-sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) algorithm used in the CAP portion of the superframe is analytically modeled. The model describes the probability of packet successful reception and access delay statistics. Moreover, both star and tree-based topologies are dealt with; a suitable comparison between these topologies is provided. The model is a useful tool for the design of MAC parameters and to select the better topology. The mathematical model is validated through simulation results. The model differs from those previously published by other authors in the literature as it precisely follows the MAC procedure defined by the standard in the context of the application scenario described.
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