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Issue No. 05 - May (1987 vol. 36)
ISSN: 0018-9340
pp: 562-569
Y.I. Gold , Department of Computer Science, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
We introduce a method for broadcasting control information (such as the information essential for correct operation of SOSAM and other scheduling-function-based access protocols) in stationary networks with "hidden" nodes (multihop networks). Control information is transmitted as short bit- parallel control messages on a separate control channel whose capacity is shared among the bits of a control message using code division multiplexing (CDM). The CDM method takes advantage of spread-spectrum signal properties that allow, in particular, high accuracy of time-of-arrival measurement and relatively easy separation of multipath copies of a control message.
spread spectrum, Channel access control, code division multiplexing (CDM), collision free, distributed protocols, hidden nodes

W. Franta and Y. Gold, "A Scheduling-Function-Based Distributed Access Protocol that Uses CDM to Relay Control Information in a Network with Hidden Nodes," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 36, no. , pp. 562-569, 1987.
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