Accession Number:

ADA555025

Title:

A Result on Hybrid Scheduling in Wireless Networks

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Medium access control is an exceedingly important aspect of the operation of any network. This is particularly true in wireless settings where the broadcast nature of the medium accentuates the need for effective medium access algorithms which provide good throughput and fairness characteristics. By far the most popular MAC techniques for wireless networks are those based on Carrier Sense Multiple Access CSMA due to their simplicity and amenability to distributed implementation. The IEEE 802.11 MAC is an example of a widely used MAC protocol that uses CSMA. However, CSMA protocols are often inadequate when fairness is of importance.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE