A Power-Controlled MAC Supporting Service Differentiation in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Shao, Wenjian; Shen, Dongxu; Yang, Daiqin; Li, Victor O. K. (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China)

The original power controlled multiple access (PCMA) protocol does not support service differentiation. In this paper, we extend PCMA to form a new media access control protocol supporting service differentiation in mobile ad hoc networks. To support QoS, we first introduce the in-station access category concept in 802.11e to PCMA. For service differentiation between access categories, our major contribution is to propose a sender-initiated busy tone based mechanism that allows a user to gain quick channel access. This quick access mechanism is only performed when the number of access failures exceeds a threshold. An access category with higher priority is assigned a lower threshold for easier channel access, and vice versa. Through analysis and simulation, we demonstrate that our protocol can provide better quality of service than 802.11e in terms of throughput, delay, loss, and fairness.