An Improved MAC Protocol to Reduce Packet Loss and Energy Wastage in Ad-Hoc Networks

An ad-hoc network is a wireless, decentralized, dynamic network in which devices associate with each other in their link range, in which the basic 802.11 MAC protocol uses the Distributed Co-ordination Function (DCF) to share the media between various devices. But use of 802.11 MAC protocol in ad-hoc networks affected by different issues such as restricted power capacity, packet loss because of transmission error, various control traffic and failure to avoid packet collision. To solve these problems various protocols have been proposed. But the authors don't have any perfect protocol which can resolve the issues related to power management, packet collision and packet loss efficiently.

Provided by: Auricle Technologies Topic: Networking Date Added: Oct 2014 Format: PDF

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