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Digital Communications and Networking

2007

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Maximizing Communication Concurrency Via Link-Layer Packet Salvaging In Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Chansu Yu, Kang G. Shin, Lubo Song Apr 2007

Maximizing Communication Concurrency Via Link-Layer Packet Salvaging In Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Chansu Yu, Kang G. Shin, Lubo Song

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty Publications

Carrier-sense medium access control (MAC) protocols such as the IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF) avoid collisions by holding up pending packet transmission requests when a carrier signal is observed above a certain threshold. However, this often results in unnecessarily conservative communication, thus making it difficult to maximize the utilization of the spatial spectral resource. This paper shows that a higher aggregate throughput can be achieved by allowing more concurrent communications and adjusting the communication distance on the fly, which needs provisions for the following two areas. On the one hand, carrier sense-based MAC protocols do not allow aggressive ...