Media Access Time-Rearrangement of Wireless LAN for a Multi-Radio Collocated Platform

Sang-Heon SHIN
Chul KIM
Sang Kyu PARK

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B    No.4    pp.1161-1163
Publication Date: 2008/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.4.1161
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
multi-radio,  coexistence,  WLAN,  WiMAX,  

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With the advent of new Radio Access Technologies (RATs), it is inevitable that several RATs will co-exist, especially in the license-exempt band. In this letter, we present an in-depth adaptation of the proactive time-rearrangement (PATRA) scheme for IEEE 802.11WLAN. The PATRA is a time division approach for reducing interference from a multi-radio device. Because IEEE 802.11 is based on carrier sensing and contention mechanism, it is the most suitable candidate to adapt the PATRA.