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On lower bounds for MAC layer contention in CSMA/CA-based wireless networks

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On lower bounds for MAC layer contention in CSMA/CA-based wireless networks
Wireless LANs operating within unlicensed frequency bands require random access schemes such as CSMA/CA, so that wireless networks from different administrative domains (for example wireless community networks) may co-exist without central coordination, even when they happen to operate on the same radio channel. Yet, it is evident that this lack of coordination leads to an inevitable loss in efficiency due to contention on the MAC layer. The interesting question is, which efficiency may be gained by adding coordination to existing, unrelated wireless networks, for example by self-organization. In this paper, we present a methodology based on a mathematical programming formulation to determine the parameters (assignment of stations to access points, signal strengths and channel assignment of both access points and stations) for a scenario of co-existing CSMA/CA-based wireless networks, such that the contention between these networks is minimized. We demonstrate how it is possible to s...
Frank A. Zdarsky, Ivan Martinovic, Jens B. Schmitt
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where DIALM
Authors Frank A. Zdarsky, Ivan Martinovic, Jens B. Schmitt
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