Dynamic Performance of IEEE 802.15.4 Devices Under Persistent WiFi Traffic

Lim, C. L., Bolt, M., Syed, A., Ng, P., Goh, C. S. and Li, Y. (2015) Dynamic Performance of IEEE 802.15.4 Devices Under Persistent WiFi Traffic. In: 2015 International Conference on Recent Advances in Internet of Things (RIoT), Singapore, 7-9 April 2015, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479983247 (doi: 10.1109/RIOT.2015.7104914)

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Recent studies have provided coexistence and interaction models between IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11 standards. However, the performance of IEEE 802.15.4 devices under WiFi interference are evaluated based on limit parameters i.e. Packet Reception Rate, which does not exhibit the dynamic interactions in the wireless channel. In this paper, we conduct a series of experiments to demonstrate the dynamic interactions between the IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11 bgn standards on relevant devices. The performance of four existing Link Quality Estimators (LQEs) of IEEE 802.15.4 nodes under the IEEE 802.11 bgn interference is analyzed. We show that IEEE 802.15.4 transmission failures are largely due to channel access failures rather than corrupted data packets. Based on the analysis, we propose a new LQE - Packet Reception Rate with Clear Channel Assessment - by merging the Clear Channel Assessment count with the Packet Reception Rate. In comparison to existing LQEs, results show that the new estimator distinguishes persistent IEEE 802.11 bgn traffic more robustly.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lim, Cheng Leong and Goh, Dr Cindy Sf and Li, Professor Yun
Authors: Lim, C. L., Bolt, M., Syed, A., Ng, P., Goh, C. S., and Li, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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