An Efficient Multi Access Protocol for Wireless Networks

In this paper, the authors propose and evaluate an efficient multi-access protocol for cell-based wireless networks. The protocol addresses the problems in existing random-access protocols for wireless networks: long-term fairness as well as short term fairness in accessing a shared channel and the detection of hidden and exposed collisions. The proposed protocol is a limited contention protocol in which the set of contending mobiles are chosen based on a global common contention window maintained by every mobile station. The contention window is adjusted based on three possible channel states: no transmission, success, and collision.

Provided by: International Journal of Advanced Networking and Applications (IJANA) Topic: Mobility Date Added: Aug 2010 Format: PDF

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