IrBurst modeling and performance evaluation for large data block exchange over high-speed IrDA links

Mohammad Shah Alam, Shamim Ara Shawkat, Gontaro Kitazumi, Mitsuji Matsumoto*

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IrBurst, recently proposed by IrDA, is a high speed information transmission protocol. In this paper, a mathematical model is developed which leads to derivation of the IrBurst throughput over the IrDA protocol stack. Based on this model, we compare the performance of Ir-Burst and existing OBEX protocol in order to investigate the suitability of IrBurst protocol for exchange of large data blocks over high-speed IrDA links. Furthermore, the model allows the evaluation of the impact of the link layer parameters, such as window size and frame length, and physical layer parameters, such as minimum turnaround time, on system throughput for high-speed IrDA links and in the presence of transmission errors. Consequently, an effective Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) scheme is proposed at link layer to maximize the throughput efficiency for IrBurst protocol as well as for next generation high speed IrDA links. Simulation result indicates that employment of our proposed ARQ scheme results in significant improvement of IrBurst throughput efficiency at high bit error rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-285
Number of pages12
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • ARQ scheme
  • IrBurst
  • IrDA
  • OBEX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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