Per-Flow Fair Media Access Control in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks

Hong-Seok CHOI
Jong-Tae LIM

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B    No.12    pp.4046-4049
Publication Date: 2008/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.12.4046
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
Keyword: 
IEEE 802.11 MAC,  per-flow fairness,  ad-hoc,  

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Summary: 
IEEE 802.11 Media Access Control (MAC) is the most widely used protocol in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks (WANETs). However, it cannot guarantee fair channel allocation among the flows contending for the channel. In this paper, we propose a new media access control algorithm to achieve per-flow fairness while maximizing WANETs throughput.