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Type of publication:Article
Entered by:chita
TitleA Slow Start Power Controlled MAC Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and its Performance Evaluation
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2008-45
Journal Ad Hoc Networks
Year published 2008
Note to appear
We propose a MAC protocol for mobile ad hoc networks that uses power control for the RTS/CTS and DATA frame transmissions in order to improve energy and capacity utilization efficiency. Unlike IEEE 802.11, in our scheme the RTS frames are not sent using the maximum transmission power to silence neighbouring nodes, and the CTS frames do not silence all receiving nodes to the same degree. In contrast, the transmission power of the RTS frames follows a slow start principle, while the CTS frames, which are sent at maximum transmission power, prevent the neighbouring nodes from transmitting their DATA frames with power more than a computed threshold, while allowing them to transmit at power levels less than that threshold. This is done by including in the RTS and the CTS frames additional information, such as the power of the transmissions, and the interference tolerance of the nodes. Moreover the DATA frames are sent at the minimum required transmission power increased by a small margin to ensure connectivity with the intended receiver, so as to cause minimal interference to neighbouring nodes and allow for future interference to be added to the receiver of the DATA frames. The power to be used by the transmitter is computed by the recipient of the RTS frame and is included in the CTS frame. It is expected that a network with such a power management scheme would achieve a better throughput performance and more power savings than a network without such a scheme.
Varvarigos, Emmanouel
Gkamas, V.
Karagiorgas, Nikos
A slow start power control MAC protocol for mobile ad hoc networks.pdf (main file)
Publication ID496