CSCD: A Simple Channel Scan Protocol to Discover and Join a Cognitive PAN

Provided by: Ryefone Inc.
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
The paper describes a simple channel scan protocol through which a station can quickly discover and join an existing piconet following a specified channel-hopping MAC protocol piconet in its vicinity. The proposed MAC protocol is simple and does not need a dedicated control channel. Moreover, the cognitive piconet can operate normally throughout the search, unlike Bluetooth where piconet operation is temporarily suspended during the inquiry/inquiry scan procedure. The performance of the proposed protocol is evaluated through discrete event simulation.

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