MAC development and enhancement of IEEE 802.15.3c WPAN realizing Gbps throughput

Chang Woo Pyo, Zhou Lan, Fumihide Kojima, Ryuhei Funada, Hiroshi Harada, Shuzo Kato

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IEEE 802.15.3c has been standardized for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) to realize high-speed wireless communications with 1Gbps throughput. In this paper we introduce a 802.15.3c WPAN prototype. The introduced 802.15.3c WPAN prototype applies the enhanced MAC functions of data separation on hybrid multiple access, long frame size, aggregation, block acknowledgment, and timing operation, which can realize Gbps throughput in IEEE 802.15.3c. Moreover, the experiment performance studies on the prototype show that around 1.6Gbps throughput can be successfully achieved and video streaming applications can be accommodated. Also, our studies provide the useful information of MAC capacity for developing the 802.15.3c devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3065-3076
Number of pages12
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov


  • Gbps
  • IEEE 802.15.3c
  • MAC throughput
  • WPAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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