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Multi-channel mac for ad hoc networks: handling multi-channel hidden terminals using a single transceiver

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Multi-channel mac for ad hoc networks: handling multi-channel hidden terminals using a single transceiver
This paper proposes a medium access control (MAC) protocol for ad hoc wireless networks that utilizes multiple channels dynamically to improve performance. The IEEE 802.11 standard allows for the use of multiple channels available at the physical layer, but its MAC protocol is designed only for a single channel. A single-channel MAC protocol does not work well in a multi-channel environment, because of the multi-channel hidden terminal problem. Our proposed protocol enables hosts to utilize multiple channels by switching channels dynamically, thus increasing network throughput. The protocol requires only one transceiver per host, but solves the multi-channel hidden terminal problem using temporal synchronization. Our scheme improves network throughput significantly, especially when the network is highly congested. The simulation results show that our protocol successfully exploits multiple channels to achieve
Jungmin So, Nitin H. Vaidya
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where MOBIHOC
Authors Jungmin So, Nitin H. Vaidya
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