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Sensors (Basel). 2014 Mar 20;14(3):5622-43. doi: 10.3390/s140305622.

An analytical model for the performance analysis of concurrent transmission in IEEE 802.15.4.

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Vestel Electronics, 45030, Manisa, Turkey.
Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (IEIIT), National Research Council (CNR), 40126, Bologna, Italy.
Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering (DEI), University of Bologna, 40126, Bologna, Italy.


Interference is a serious cause of performance degradation for IEEE802.15.4 devices. The effect of concurrent transmissions in IEEE 802.15.4 has been generally investigated by means of simulation or experimental activities. In this paper, a mathematical framework for the derivation of chip, symbol and packet error probability of a typical IEEE 802.15.4 receiver in the presence of interference is proposed. Both non-coherent and coherent demodulation schemes are considered by our model under the assumption of the absence of thermal noise. Simulation results are also added to assess the validity of the mathematical framework when the effect of thermal noise cannot be neglected. Numerical results show that the proposed analysis is in agreement with the measurement results on the literature under realistic working conditions.

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