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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.
Citation:
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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