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Control Frame Shaping in Power Controlled and Directional MAC Protocols?

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Control Frame Shaping in Power Controlled and Directional MAC Protocols?
This paper discusses the ideal shapes of control frames (i.e., RTS/CTS frames) in the IEEE 802.11 MAC layer for efficient power control and directional beam forming in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Control frames are used to coordinate concurrent transmissions for collision avoidance. Most existing schemes are either overly conservative (i.e., using omnidirectional control frames without power control) or overly aggressive (i.e., using directional control frames with the minimal power). The former has low spatial reuse and the latter increases collisions. We propose two control frame shaping schemes that encourage spatial reuse while avoiding the collisions. The first scheme, called adaptive power control, uses a single RTS/CTS exchange to solve the hidden terminal problem caused by heterogeneous transmission powers. The second scheme, called control frame relay, uses multiple RTS/CTS frames to avoid both the hidden terminal and deafness problems. In designing these schemes, we ass...
Fei Dai, Jie Wu
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Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where AHSWN
Authors Fei Dai, Jie Wu
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