Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Throughput for Single-Hop CSMA Networks

Koseoglu M., Karasan E.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, vol.18, no.4, pp.564-567, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lcomm.2014.020414.132292
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.564-567


Throughput model for non-persistent CSMA networks which was proposed by Kleinrock and Tobagi has been widely used, although it provides a loose lower bound when nodes are distributed in a large area because the analysis assumes that the propagation delay between each pair of users equals to the largest propagation delay in the network. We present a throughput analysis which considers the spatial distribution of nodes. We obtain a simple throughput expression which predicts throughput with an 8% maximum error whereas the earlier model results in a 44% error when the maximum propagation delay equals to the packet transmission time.