Safe Carrier Sensing Range in CSMA Network Under Physical Interference Model
Source: Chinese University of Hong Kong
In this paper, the authors study the setting of carrier-sensing range in 802.11 networks under the (cumulative) physical interference model. Specifically, they identify a carrier-sensing range that will prevent collisions in 802.11 networks due to carrier-sensing failure under the physical interference model. They find that the carrier-sensing range required under the physical interference model must be larger than that required under the protocol (pairwise) interference model by a multiplicative factor. For example, if the SINR requirement is 10dB and the path-loss exponent is 4, the factor is 1.4. Furthermore, given a fixed path-loss exponent of 4, the factor increases as the SINR requirement increases.