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SAND: Sectored-Antenna Neighbor Discovery Protocol for Wireless Networks

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SAND: Sectored-Antenna Neighbor Discovery Protocol for Wireless Networks
Abstract--Directional antennas offer many potential advantages for wireless networks such as increased network capacity, extended transmission range and reduced energy consumption. Exploiting these advantages, however, requires new protocols and mechanisms at various communication layers to intelligently control the directional antenna system. With directional antennas, many trivial mechanisms, such as neighbor discovery, become more challenging since communicating parties must agree on where and when to point their directional beams to enable communication. In this paper, we propose a fully directional neighbor discovery protocol called Sectored-Antenna Neighbor Discovery (SAND) protocol. SAND is designed for sectored-antennas, a low-cost and simple realization of directional antennas, that utilize multiple limited beamwidth antennas. Unlike many proposed directional neighbor discovery protocols, SAND depends neither on omnidirectional antennas nor on time synchronization. In addition...
Emad Felemban, Robert Murawski, Eylem Ekici, Sangj
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SECON
Authors Emad Felemban, Robert Murawski, Eylem Ekici, Sangjoon Park, Kangwoo Lee, Juderk Park, Zeeshan Hameed
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