MAC Development and Enhancement of IEEE 802.15.3c WPAN Realizing Gbps Throughput

Chang-Woo PYO
Zhou LAN
Fumihide KOJIMA
Ryuhei FUNADA
Hiroshi HARADA
Shuzo KATO

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B    No.11    pp.3065-3076
Publication Date: 2011/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.3065
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
Gbps,  IEEE 802.15.3c,  MAC throughput,  WPAN,  

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Summary: 
IEEE 802.15.3c has been standardized for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) to realize high-speed wireless communications with 1 Gbps throughput. In this paper we introduce a 802.15.3c WPAN prototype. The introduced 802.15.3c WPAN prototype applies the enhanced MAC functions of data separation on hybrid multiple access, long frame size, aggregation, block acknowledgment, and timing operation, which can realize Gbps throughput in IEEE 802.15.3c. Moreover, the experiment performance studies on the prototype show that around 1.6 Gbps throughput can be successfully achieved and video streaming applications can be accommodated. Also, our studies provide the useful information of MAC capacity for developing the 802.15.3c devices.