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Modeling and Analysis of WAP Performance over Wireless Links
July-September 2003 (vol. 2 no. 3)
pp. 221-232

Abstract—In this paper, an analytical model for studying the performance behaviors of wireless application protocol (WAP) over wireless links is proposed. A Rayleigh fading channel model is used to characterize the behaviors of wireless channel. Mathematical expressions that represent the performance of WAP as a function of the protocol and the channel parameters are derived. Computer simulation results are presented to validate the analytical results. It is shown that WAP performs better in a bursty error environment than in a random error environment. The goodput of WAP can be improved by increasing the WAP packet group size, but the significance of the improvement depends on the underlying channel condition.

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Index Terms:
Markov channel model, performance analysis, Rayleigh fading channel, wireless application protocol.
Humphrey Rutagemwa, Xuemin Shen, "Modeling and Analysis of WAP Performance over Wireless Links," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 221-232, July-Sept. 2003, doi:10.1109/TMC.2003.1233528
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