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Cooperative Cross Layer MAC Protocols for Directional Antenna Ad Hoc Networks

This paper deals with some of the main problems that affect directional antenna ad
hoc networks, especially deafness and collisions. By means of a thorough study of the
possibilities offered by an antenna array, we propose cooperation as a novel technique for
deafness suppression, together with a low complexity multiuser detector and a collision
avoidance algorithm tailored for this type of networks. Building on these ideas, a new family
of protocols (called Cooperative MAC) is designed. A lower and an upper bound on its …

Authors:

Andrea Munari, Francesco Rossetto, Michele Zorzi

Published On:

ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review vol. 12 no. 2 pp. 12-30

Publication Year:

2008