IEEE Std 802.15.3/3b WPAN Model - Extension


Luca Zappaterra and Kamran Sayrafian-Pour


More details:

The IEEE 802.15.3/3b model presented  here is a discrete event simulation  model that allows for performance  evaluation and studying the  characteristics of the IEEE 802.15.3/3b  wireless multimedia standard.


Model Features

  • Piconet Creation
  • Nodes Synchronization
  • Association/Disassociation Processes
  • Association Maintenance
  • Broadcasting of Piconet Information
  • CSMA/CA Channel Access
  • TDMA Channel Access
  • Channel Reservation for Asynchronous Traffic
  • Channel Reservation for Isochronous Traffic
  • Fragmentation/Defragmentation
  • Physical Layer
  • Communication Distance

Model Limitations
The following features have not been implemented in the model:

  • Multiple channels
  • Multiple modulation schemes/data rates
  • Dependent piconets (child, neighbor piconets)
  • Handover process
  • Dynamic CTAs and variable size CTAs
  • Dly-ACK and Imp-ACK acknowledgment strategies
  • Retransmissions in the CTAP
  • DEV information discovery
  • Dynamic superframe variation
  • MCTAs
  • Multiple streams per node
  • Multicast/broadcast data transmission
  • Power management features
  • Security features

Node Model: IEEEE 802.15.3
The “802153_wpan_node” implements all of the functionalities described in the model feature
table. It is used to model both DEVs and the PNC. When modeling the DEVs, some features are not
used because they belong only to the PNC.