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2011 Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (2011)
Beijing, China
Dec. 16, 2011 to Dec. 18, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4610-0
pp: 231-237
Directional antennas in wireless ad hoc networks (WANETs) offer great potential to reduce the radio interference, and improve the communication throughput. Using directional antennas, however, introduces a new problem in the wireless media access control (MAC), deafness, which may cause severe performance degradation. To solve the deafness problem, in this paper, we propose a novel CRDMAC protocol by using a sub-transmission channel and RTR (Ready To Receive) packets, which modifies the IEEE 802.11 distributed coordinated function. The sub-channel avoids collisions to other ongoing transmission and the RTR packets notify the neighbors that the mutual transmission has finished. The proposed MAC protocol decreases the binary exponential back off time of the waiting nodes. We evaluate our protocol through simulations. Simulation results show that the proposed protocol outperforms the existing DMAC (directional MAC) protocol and the CRCM (Circular RTS and CTS MAC) protocol in terms of throughput and packet drop rate.
WANETs, MAC protocol, deafness, circular directional antenna

H. Lu, Y. Ji, Z. Dong and J. Li, "CRDMAC: An Effective Circular RTR Directional MAC Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," 2011 Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks(MSN), Beijing, China, 2011, pp. 231-237.
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