Date Added: Sep 2012
Several transmit power control MAC protocols have been designed primarily to reduce the energy consumption in wireless ad hoc networks. On the other hand, many adaptive rate MAC protocols have been mainly proposed to improve the network throughput. Recently, very few MAC protocols have been suggested by combining the transmit power control and adaptive rate in one algorithm. In this paper, the authors proposed a new energy efficient MAC protocol for the Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) IEEE 802.11b based ad hoc networks which also maximizes the overall network throughput.