A location and mobility aware medium access control protocol for directional antenna-based mobile ad hoc networks

Kai-Ten Feng*, Chih Ti Lu

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Abstract

In recent years, the incorporation of the directional antennas within mobile devices has been studied in many areas. The usage of directional antennas can greatly reduce the radio interference, which results in improved utilization of the wireless medium. It becomes practical to exploit the directional antennas in the Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol design. In this paper, a Location and Mobility Aware (LMA) MAC protocol is developed for the mobile ad hoc networks. The predictive location of the mobile devices are adopted to enhance the robustness of the communication linkages while using the directional beams. The deafness problem is also alleviated using the directional listen (D-Listen) mechanism in the proposed algorithm. Under dynamic moving scenarios, both the spatial reuse and the routing efficiency are preserved using the proposed LMA MAC scheme. The performance of the proposed algorithm is evaluated and compared with other existing protocols in simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Proceedings
Pages299-303
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 May 200610 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period7/05/0610/07/06

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    Feng, K-T., & Lu, C. T. (2006). A location and mobility aware medium access control protocol for directional antenna-based mobile ad hoc networks. In 2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2006-Spring - Proceedings (pp. 299-303). [1682824] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECS.2004.1387962