A Compiler Assisted Approach for Component Based Reconfigurable MAC Design
Cognitive radio networks require reconfiguration and adaptivity in order to efficiently meet the changing application demands and network conditions. The authors have developed a framework which allows composition of MAC protocols using a library of MAC components. These components are implemented with a hardware-software co-design approach so as to satisfy the timeliness requirements as well as to provide the desired degree of flexibility. A domain specific MAC language and corresponding MAC-meta compiler toolchain is developed to realize highly dynamic and reconfigurable MAC solutions using the MAC components.