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A Two-Dimension Opportunistic CSMA/CA Protocol for OFDMA-Based In-Home PLC Networks

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Executive Summary

Multichannel systems can benefit from multiuser diversity by assigning channels to users with best channel conditions in different time instants. In this paper, a two-dimension opportunistic scheme for OFDMA-based in-home PLC systems with random access is presented in order to exploit multiuser diversity over different subchannels and across different time slots. The proposed scheme adjusts the backoff time for each user based on the knowledge of instantaneous channel information in both frequency and time domains, and thus assigns users with better channel quality higher priority to access the channel.

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