Mobility

The Analysis of a Self-Stabilizing MAC Protocol for Multi-Channel Ad Hoc Networks

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MAXM is a multi-channel MAC protocol for ad hoc networks. The idea of MAXM is to maximize utilization of bandwidth by adopting a distributed self stabilizing maximal matching-transmission algorithm. In this paper, the authors prove that given a fixed number, p, of packets, MAXM is able to guarantee that all packets are delivered within O(pN +pT) time in the network of N mobile hosts, where T is the time to transmit a packet on a non-conflicting channel.

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