A MAC protocol for maximum stream allocation depending on the number of antennas and received RTS packets in MIMO ad hoc networks

Motoki Shirasu, Iwao Sasase

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Abstract

MIMA-MAC is the most attractive MAC protocol for MIMO ad hoc networks, which consist of nodes with multiple antennas. MIMA-MAC, however, uses only a half of antennas for data transmission regardless of the number of antennas or transmission demands of neighboring nodes. In this paper, we propose a MAC protocol for MIMO ad hoc networks with Parallel RTS Processing (PRP-MAC) which determines the maximum allowable number of data streams after receiving up to 2 RTS packets at a receiver. PRP-MAC can maximize the number of transmitted data streams regardless of collision of RTS packets, the number of transmission demands from neighboring nodes and the number of antennas at each node. Our simulation results show that PRP-MAC can enhance the network throughput, and decrease the amount of control bytes per data packet compared with MIMA-MAC. In addition, we also show the availability of PRP-MAC in antenna-heterogeneous environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Pages3295-3300
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 2007 Jun 242007 Jun 28

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period07/6/2407/6/28

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Shirasu, M., & Sasase, I. (2007). A MAC protocol for maximum stream allocation depending on the number of antennas and received RTS packets in MIMO ad hoc networks. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 (pp. 3295-3300). [4289217] (IEEE International Conference on Communications). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2007.546