Centralized Multiple Random Access Protocol With Contention Window Adjustment
In this paper, the authors propose a new multiple access protocol for the ubiquitous network and analyze its performance in the non-saturated condition. Based on the concept of equilibrium analysis, they analyze its throughput and the contention window size that maximizes its throughput by constructing a Markov model of terminal state. They introduce an index that uniquely decides throughput regardless of the number of terminals or the offered traffic and propose a contention window adjustment algorithm based on the index. Computer simulations that compare the proposed protocol to conventional protocols clarify that the former has superior throughput.