Packet Error Rate for Retry Limit Based Block Transmission in Wireless Local Area Networks

Chie DOU  Yu-Ming LI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.4   pp.1401-1403
Publication Date: 2009/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.1401
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
packet error rate,  wireless LANs,  block transmission,  retry limit,  dropping probability,  

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This letter derives the packet error rate (PER) in terms of the retry limit and the channel error probability in wireless local area networks (WLANs), when an additional number of retries is allocated to a block of packets to be transmitted. We prove that the lower bound of the PER is the dropping probability which is defined as the probability of any given packet being dropped after its retry limit has been reached.