Modeling channel conflict probabilities between IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.15.1 networks

Ling Jyh Chen*, Ting Kai Huang

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With the increasingly deployed Wireless Local/Personal Area Network (WLAN/WPAN) devices, channel conflict has become very frequent and severe when one WLAN/WPAN technology coexists with other WLAN/WPAN technologies in the same interfering range. In this paper, we study the coexistence issue between the most prevalent WLAN and WPAN technologies, namely the IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.15.1 standards. We present analytical models on the non-conflicting channel allocation probabilities, focusing on the coexistence scenarios of one IEEE 802.15.1 network coexisting with one or multiple IEEE 802.11b networks. The results show that channel allocation conflicts does occur more frequently as the number of IEEE 802.11b networks increases. Moreover, the proposed analytical model in this letter is simple and applicable to other wireless technologies, as long as the channel allocation mechanisms are known.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2007 - 2007 IEEE Region 10 Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2007 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2007 Oct 302007 Nov 2

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON


OtherIEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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