On Collision-Tolerant Transmission With Directional Antennas
Source: Chinese University of Hong Kong
The application of directional antennas in wireless networks brings numerous benefits, such as increased spatial reuse and mitigated interferences. Most MAC protocols with directional antennas are based on the RTS/CTS mechanism which works well in wireless networks using omni-directional antennas. However, RTS/CTS frames cannot mitigate the interfering nodes completely. Besides, they also contribute a lot to the performance overhead. This paper studies the problem from a new perspective. The authors analyze the transmission success probability under directional transmission and directional reception when the antenna beamwidth is quite narrow.