A MAC protocol for ad-hoc underwater acoustic sensor networks

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A MAC protocol for ad-hoc underwater acoustic sensor networks
A medium access control (MAC) protocol is proposed that is suitable for non-synchronized ad-hoc networks, and in particular for the energy-constrained underwater acoustic networks which are characterized by long propagation delays. The protocol exploits the difference in the link lengths between the nodes instead of using waiting times proportional to the maximal link length. To do so, it relies on a receiver’s ability to tolerate a certain level of interference. By minimizing the length of the hand-shake procedure preceeding the data transmission, the throughput efficiency is increased as compared to the previously proposed protocols, while collision avoidance minimizes the energy consumption. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.2.1 [ComputerCommunication Networks]: Network Architecture and Design— network communications, wireless communications; C.2.2 [Computer-Communication Networks]: Network Protocols— protocol architecture (OSI model) General Terms: Algorithms
Borja Peleato, Milica Stojanovic
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Borja Peleato, Milica Stojanovic
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