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Improving the MAC Layer of Multi-Hop Networks

Abstract : Ad hoc and multi-hop networks will probably be a part of the fourth generation of wireless networks, which will integrate networks of several sizes and capacities with heterogeneous coverage: cellular networks (3G), WLAN hot spots, wireless personal area networks (WPAN) and wireless body area networks (WBAN). In this context, MAC protocols play a deciding role for a high utilization of the wireless channel. In this paper, several issues of the MAC layer and concepts for the definition of a new MAC protocol are presented. These concepts include synchronization, multi-user diversity, and multi-packet reception. It is shown that all these techniques can drastically increase the capacity of the MAC layer for multi-hop networks.
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Marceau Coupechoux, Bruno Baynat, Christian Bonnet, Vinod Kumar. Improving the MAC Layer of Multi-Hop Networks. Wireless Personal Communications, Springer Verlag, 2004, 29 (1-2), pp.71-100. ⟨10.1023/B:WIRE.0000037571.13880.0f⟩. ⟨hal-01152944⟩



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