BTRB: Beam Table-Based Reliable Broadcast for Directional Antennas

Laihyuk PARK  Jeongseok YU  Chan-Gun LEE  Sungrae CHO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.10   pp.3307-3311
Publication Date: 2012/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.3307
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
directional MAC,  reliability,  broadcast,  ACK combination,  

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Directional antennas provide numerous benefits, such as higher gains, increased transmission range, and lower interferences. In this paper, we propose a reliable broadcast protocol for directional antenna referred to as beam table-based reliable broadcast for directional antennas (BTRB). The BTRB employs (1) ACK-based scheme to provide full reliability; (2) spatio-temporal ACK combination to resolve the problems of ACK implosion and transmission delay; and (3) beam table caching to represent spatial relationship among destination nodes in the broadcast group. Performance evaluation has shown that the proposed BTRB shows full reliability and outperforms existing reliable broadcast schemes with respect to transmission delay by about 55%.