Throughput-oriented MAC for mobile ad hoc networks with variable packet sizes

Fan Wang, Ossama Younis, Marwan Krunz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Improving the network throughput is a primary objective in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), which is motivated by the over-conservative nature of the 802.11 standard. Transmission power control (TPC) was proposed for improving spatial reuse and reducing energy consumption in MANETs. Previous TPC protocols either incur extra hardware cost (e.g., require multiple transceivers) or do not fully exploit the potential of power control. In this work, we propose distributed, single-channel MAC protocols for MANETs that exploit TPC and account for different packet sizes in the system to further maximize spatial reuse. We model channel contention in the network as a non-cooperative game. Multiple potential transmitters are first involved in an admission phase which enables terminals to compute the transmission powers that achieve a Nash equilibrium (NE) for a given utility function. Subsequently, successful contenders in the same neighborhood can simultaneously proceed with their transmissions. Simulation results show that our protocols significantly improve the network throughput (in terms of transmitted bits/second or the number of admitted contenders) over previously proposed schemes. Our results also indicate that these gains do not require additional energy cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Adhoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages421-430
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1424406269, 9781424406265
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Ad hoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006 - Reston, VA, United States
Duration: Sep 25 2006Sep 28 2006

Publication series

Name2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Adhoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006
Volume2

Other

Other2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Ad hoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006
CountryUnited States
CityReston, VA
Period9/25/069/28/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Throughput-oriented MAC for mobile ad hoc networks with variable packet sizes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Wang, F., Younis, O., & Krunz, M. (2006). Throughput-oriented MAC for mobile ad hoc networks with variable packet sizes. In 2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Adhoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006 (pp. 421-430). [4068299] (2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Adhoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAHCN.2006.288498