Energy Efficient MAC Protocol With Power and Rate Control in Multi-Rate Ad Hoc Networks
In this paper, a novel Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol with transmission power and transmission rate control in multi-rate ad hoc networks is proposed to realize high energy efficient data transmission. In the proposed protocol, each node prepares a table that includes energy efficiency in all combinations of transmission power and rate. By exchanging of control frames and looking up the transmission power and rate table, direct and relay transmission sequences are used arbitrarily. When relay transmission by intermediate node between sender and receiver is more effective in terms of power consumption, relay sequence is adopted instead of direct transmission.