MMAC-DCA: A Multi-Channel MAC Protocol with DCA Mechanism in CDMA Ad Hoc Networks

Jigang QIU  Yi LONG  Xiang CHEN  Xiaokang LIN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.5   pp.1228-1231
Publication Date: 2007/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.5.1228
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
Ad Hoc networks,  dynamic channel allocation (DCA),  CDMA,  multi-channel MAC protocols,  

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Summary: 
In this paper a multi-channel MAC protocol with dynamic channel allocation (MMAC-DCA) in CDMA Ad Hoc networks is proposed. Under MMAC-DCA, the service sub-channels are dynamically allocated by the RTS/CTS dialogue on the common sub-channel, only when a node has a packet to transmit. In addition, a Markov mode is presented to analyze the performance of MMAC-DCA.