Collision Detection and the Design of Fair and Stable MAC Scheme for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Provided by: Scientific Research Topic: Networking Date Added: Sep 2013 Format: PDF
Fairness and stability guarantee among TCP flows is very stubborn in wireless ad hoc networks. There is not a MAC protocol that can fulfill this acquirement until now. In this paper, the authors firstly reveal the in-depth causes of the severe TCP unfairness and instability problems in IEEE 802.11-based multihop networks. Then they utilize the collision detection mechanism of the IEEE 802.11 protocol which is often ignored by most of the people to design a novel Collision Detection Mechanism-Based MAC (CDMB-MAC) scheme to solve the short-term and long-term fairness and stability issues while providing a good aggregate throughput in many topologies.

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