A four-state Markov frame error model for the wireless physical layer Conference Paper uri icon


  • Wireless network analysis and simulations rely on simple yet accurate physical layer models. In this paper, a new four-state Markov model is proposed for the flat Rayleigh fading channel by approximating the good/bad frame run length distributions with a mixture of geometric distributions. The transition probabilities in the four-state model can be analytically established without having to run extensive physical layer simulations. This greatly simplifies the process of model establishment. Physical layer good/bad frame run length distributions are compared and it is shown that the four-state Markov model reasonably approximates the run length distributions. Ns2 simulations are performed and comparisons are made with the popular two-state Markov model and also the finite state Markov chain model. 2007 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Yu, Y. i., & Miller, S. L.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Yu, Yi||Miller, Scott L

publication date

  • January 2007