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|Title:||MACA-MN: A MACA-based MAC protocol for underwater acoustic networks with packet train for multiple neighbors|
|Authors:||Chirdchoo, N. |
|Source:||Chirdchoo, N., Soh, W.-S., Chua, K.C. (2008). MACA-MN: A MACA-based MAC protocol for underwater acoustic networks with packet train for multiple neighbors. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference : 46-50. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECS.2008.22|
|Abstract:||Unlike the terrestrial wireless networks that utilize the radio channel, underwater networks use the acoustic channel, which poses research challenges in the medium access control (MAC) protocol design due to its low bandwidth and high propagation delay characteristics. Since most of the MAC protocols for wireless terrestrial networks have been designed with negligible propagation delay in mind, they generally perform poorly when applied directly in underwater acoustic networks, especially for the case of handshaking-based protocols. In this paper, we propose a MACA-based MAC protocol with packet train to multiple neighbors (MACA-MN). It improves the channel utilization by forming a train of packets destined for multiple neighbors during each round of handshake, which greatly reduces the relative proportion of time wasted due to the propagation delays of control packets. This approach also reduces the hidden terminal problem. Our simulations show that the MACA-MN is able to achieve much higher throughput than the MACA protocol. © 2008 IEEE.|
|Source Title:||IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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