A throughput drop estimation model and its application to joint optimization of transmission power, frequency channel, and channel bonding in IEEE 802.11n WLAN for large-scale IoT environments

Kwenga Ismael Munene, Nobuo Funabiki, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Hendy Briantoro, Sujan Chandra Roy, Minoru Kuribayashi

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Abstract

The concept of Internet of Things (IoT) has been widely studied in smart home networks, smart city networks, smart grid systems, autonomous driving systems, and smart healthcare systems. In IoT, the IEEE 802.11n wireless local-area network (WLAN) is used as a common communication technology due to its flexibility and low cost. Then, the high performance WLAN is required to enhance quality of service (QoS) of large-scale IoT applications connecting a number of devices or sensors allocated in wide areas. WLAN can use the limited number of partially overlapping channels (POCs) at 2.4 GHz band. The WLAN performance can be degraded by interfered signals from other WLANs. Then, to optimize the POC assignment by reducing interferences, we have proposed the throughput drop estimation model for concurrently communicating multiple links under interferences. Unfortunately, the 40 MHz channel bonding (CB) and the 20 MHz non-CB are considered separately, while the transmission power is always fixed to the maximum. In this paper, we study the throughput drop estimation model under coexistence of CB and non-CB while the transmission power is changed. Then, we present its application to the joint optimization of assigning the transmission power, the frequency channel, and the channel bonding to enhance the throughput performance of IEEE 802.11n WLAN. For evaluations, we compare estimated throughputs by the model with measured ones in various network topologies to verify the model accuracy. Then, we apply the model to the joint assignment optimization in them, and confirm the effectiveness through simulations and experiments using the testbed system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100583
JournalInternet of Things (Netherlands)
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Access point
  • Channel bonding
  • Internet of Things
  • Non-channel bonding
  • Partially overlapping channel
  • Throughput drop
  • Transmission power
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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