Flexible Beacon Design For 60 GHz Wireless Personal Area Networks

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Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, vol.23, no.3, pp.943-947, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


In this paper we investigate the effect of different beaconing strategies for wireless personal area networks. Beacons are used by network coordinators to indicate the existence of the networks. A long beacon range protects the devices from interference of neighboring networks. Nevertheless increased protection reduces number of possible networks in an area and increases number of devices per network. We investigate the effect of the beacon range in terms of throughput in IEEE 802.15.3c based 60 GHz WPANs. Long range beacons enable %20 more, while allowing %40 less networks. throughput In addition we are suggesting a flexible beacon system which can adjust the piconet protection. In certain situations, flexible beaconing both increase the troughput of protected link and the total number of networks in the area.