Date Added: Nov 2010
In this paper, the authors evaluate the importance of evaluating joint cross-layer strategy for a tactical wireless network with more adjusted application data traffic models. At first, they describe the system performance difference depending on the adopted traffic model. Besides that, considering the authors' system queue model, several numerical results show the impact of physical, data-link, and application layer features over typical system metrics, such as average spectral efficiency and dropping probability. Several works in the literature have designed new mechanisms that allow a broader knowledge over traditional modular design scheme to study network layers relationships.