Effects of Hidden Terminals and their Alleviation in Multi Rate Ad Hoc Networks
In multi rate ad hoc networks the hidden terminal problem is unique and there is a limited understanding of its effect on network performance. In this paper, the authors studied the effects of hidden terminals in multi rate mobile ad hoc networks environments. In IEEE 802.11 base WLANs only the nodes which are within the transmission range of receiver can become the hidden nodes, where as the nodes falling within interference range of the receiver are not the part of WLAN. IEEE 802.11 standard strongly addresses the issues of those hidden nodes which are within the transmission range.