A study of the performance of HIPERLAN/2 and IEEE 802.11a physical layers

A Doufexi, SMD Armour, MRG Butler, AR Nix, DR Bull

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HIPERLAN/2 and IEEE 802.11~ are two Wireless LAN (WLAN) standards which operate in the 5GHz band. In order to support broadband multimedia communications, they can provide data rates up to 54 Mbps. In this paper an overview of the two standards is presented together with software simulated physical layer performance results. Furthermore, the differences between the two standards (PDU size, MAC layers etc.}and the effects on throughput and range are discussed.
Translated title of the contributionA Study of the Performance of Hiperlan/2 and IEEE 802.11a Physical Layers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Vehicular Technology Conference Spring 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages668 - 672
ISBN (Print)0780367286
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2001
Event53rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Spring) - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 1 May 2001 → …


Conference53rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Spring)
Period1/05/01 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors wish to acknowledge the support of the State Scholarship Foundation Greece, and UK government’s Electronics and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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  • IEEE 802.11a
  • multimedia communication
  • wireless LAN


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