Date Added: Feb 2011
In this paper, a model has been proposed to compute the saturation throughput of receiver initiated protocols based upon RTR-DATA-ACK handshake in multi hop ad hoc networks. The results indicate that the performance of receiver-initiated collision avoidance is much better than the sender-initiated collision avoidance. The saturated throughput is being computed by means of Markov chain model. The results also indicate that the performance of the protocol is better for long packet size data than the short packet size data. The throughput decreases as the number of nodes in the region increases.