CN  Vol.5 No.3 C , September 2013
Collision Detection and the Design of Fair and Stable MAC Scheme for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Abstract: Fairness and stability guarantee among TCP flows is very stubborn in wireless ad hoc networks. There is not a MAC protocol that can fulfill this acquirement until now. In this paper, we firstly reveal the in-depth causes of the severe TCP unfairness and instability problems in IEEE 802.11-based multihop networks. Then we utilize the collision detection mechanism of the IEEE 802.11 protocol which is often ignored by most of the people to design a novel collision detection mechanism-based MAC (CDMB-MAC) scheme to solve the short-term and long-term fairness and stability issues while providing a good aggregate throughput in many topologies.
Cite this paper: Xiao, Y. , Xiao, R. and Sun, B. (2013) Collision Detection and the Design of Fair and Stable MAC Scheme for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. Communications and Network, 5, 355-360. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.53B2065.

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