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Title: BiC-MAC: Bidirectional-concurrent MAC protocol with packet bursting for underwater acoustic networks
Authors: Ng, H.-H.
Soh, W.-S. 
Motani, M. 
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Ng, H.-H.,Soh, W.-S.,Motani, M. (2010). BiC-MAC: Bidirectional-concurrent MAC protocol with packet bursting for underwater acoustic networks. MTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2010 : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Underwater communication mainly relies on acoustic waves. Its unique characteristics, such as slow propagation speed and low bit rate-distance product, present both challenges and opportunities for Media Access Control (MAC) protocol design. In existing sender-initiated handshaking based MAC protocols, each successful handshake only allows an initiating sender to transmit single or multiple consecutive packets to its intended receiver. In a long propagation delay environment, these unidirectional transmissions often result in poor channel utilization. By exploiting the channel's characteristics, we present a novel approach of concurrent, bidirectional data packet exchange to improve the data transmission efficiency. To further amortize the high latency overhead, we adopt a packet bursting idea, in which a sender-receiver (S-R) node pair can exchange multiple rounds of bidirectional packet transmissions. We then design an asynchronous handshaking based MAC protocol, which we call BiC-MAC (Bidirectional-Concurrent MAC with packet bursting). Via extensive simulations and comparisons, we show that BiC-MAC can significantly increase the channel utilization and offer performance gains in terms of throughput and delay. ©2010 IEEE.
Source Title: MTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2010
ISBN: 9781424443321
DOI: 10.1109/OCEANS.2010.5664567
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