Enhanced MAC Layer Protocol for Millimeter Wave Based WPAN
The IEEE 802.15.3 standard defines a widely-accepted MAC layer protocol for high data rate WPANs. However, resource allocation schemes are not specified in the IEEE 802.15.3 MAC. In this paper, an enhanced IEEE 802.15.3 MAC is proposed for 60 GHz based WPANs. The enhancement relies on a novel resource management scheme. By exploiting the advanced features of the 60 GHz technology, e.g. the usage of direction antennas, the authors' resource management scheme could realize spatial reuse TDMA in 60 GHz based WPANs. They have implemented the protocol in OPNET.