Date Added: Apr 2011
The Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for Mobile Adhoc NETwork (MANET) need to be distributed, QoS assured, fair to all flows and should work in a multihop environment. Although there are numerous MAC protocol proposed for MANET, very few of them possesses all the above properties. This paper, which proposes a MAC protocol for adhoc network have all the above mentioned properties. The protocol supports quality of service and exhibit flow based fairness over multihop adhoc network. In accordance with the protocol, high prioritized traffic flows are allowed to access the channel earlier than the low prioritized traffic flows. If multiple numbers of flows of the same priority level are active in the network then the fairness factor comes into account.