MACS: an efficient multicast mechanism for radiopacket communication among multiple mobile robots

Takahiro Yakoh, Tohru Iwasawa, Yuichiro Anzai

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Abstract

In this paper, a new radio communication mechanism, called MACS, is proposed. It supports a group communication facility in an environment of autonomous mobile robots, i.e. a particular open and distributed dynamic computer network. Since many computers may participate in group communication in such environments, the bounds of the communication bandwidth becomes a serious bottle neck when the number of members of a communication group is not limited. Furthermore, the open system means the dynamics of the network topology, so group membership should also be determined dynamically following the location or conditions of each robot. MACS introduces a new slot assignment scheme, called TDMA/TP, that applies TDMA to temporal and partial areas of the network dynamically, on demand. Since this protocol never occupies the communication channel, multiple group communications can exist concurrently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc IEEE 1993 Pac Rim Conf Commun Comput Signal Process
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages561-564
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780312198
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the IEEE 1993 Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing - Victoria, BC, Can
Duration: 1993 May 191993 May 21

Publication series

NameProc IEEE 1993 Pac Rim Conf Commun Comput Signal Process

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE 1993 Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing
CityVictoria, BC, Can
Period93/5/1993/5/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Yakoh, T., Iwasawa, T., & Anzai, Y. (1993). MACS: an efficient multicast mechanism for radiopacket communication among multiple mobile robots. In Proc IEEE 1993 Pac Rim Conf Commun Comput Signal Process (pp. 561-564). (Proc IEEE 1993 Pac Rim Conf Commun Comput Signal Process). Publ by IEEE.