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BSS coloring

Basic Service SetColoring, BSS Coloring, is a procedure with which the basic services (BSS) can be assigned separately and without overlapping influences. The procedure has already been introduced in WLANs according to 802.11ah and assigns a different color to each BSS service.

With basic service sets, the aim is to achieve a clear distinction between the services and to ensure that the WLAN devices access the correct BSS service. For this reason, BSS coloring gives each Basic Service Set a number, which is declared as a color. This number is added to the PHY header and the channel is assigned only when the number is recognized. After assignment, the channel is marked as busy with a special bit.

The BSS Coloring is intended to accelerate reuse of used services to reduce the overlapping of BSS services, Overlapping Basic Service Set( OBSS), because it reduces network performance.

Englisch: BSS coloring
Updated at: 04.10.2019
#Words: 145
Links: broadcast satellite service (satellite comm.) (BSS), procedure, color, service, physical layer (PHY)
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