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Distributed power control schemes are extensively employed in the cellular networks and are capable of improving the capacity of the network. However, the power control schemes from the cellular networks suffer from performance degradation due to self and direct-interference and hidden-terminal problems when directly employed in ad hoc networks. Most of the existing channel reservation-based power control protocols for ad hoc networks employ incremental power allocation rather than global allocation of the power to the incoming links; thus, they may not effectively utilize the spatial frequency reuse in the network.
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