The paper has been accepted to 2020 International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA) in Sharjah, United Arab of Emirates.
An empirical analysis of the newly released standard IEEE 802.11ax, widely known as Wi-Fi 6, is presented in this paper. Several tests were conducted to evaluate key performance metrics, including throughput and jitter as a function of network parameters (e.g., packet size and window size), as well as environment variables (e.g., SNR). Empirical models were developed using collected results to quantify the behavior of said metrics. Channel utilization of the system was also investigated and compared to its precedent, 802.11ac.