A MAC Protocol Supporting Cooperative Diversity for Distributed Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Konferenz: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
11.09.2005 - 14.09.2005 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: PIMRC 2005

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Wang, Xin; Yang, Chenyang (School of Electronics and Information Engineering, BeiHang University, Beijing, China)

In this paper, a new MAC protocol supporting cooperative diversity named as CD-Maca is presented. By making use of the information carried by the handshaking frames of the Maca protocol, which has been employed in IEEE 802.11 standard, the CD-Maca protocol allows terminals in the network to transmit data frames cooperatively, resulting in more reliable retransmission and better performance. We model the CD-Maca protocol with Markov chain and derive the throughout of the protocols. It’s shown by numerical results and simulations that the performance of the CD-Maca protocol depends on the packet error ratio (PER) of the handshaking frames, the PER of the cooperative transmission and the network topologies.