En route to a 4Generation Medium Access Control Protocol

Conference: VDE-Kongress 2006 - Innovations for Europe - Fachtagungsberichte der ITG/BMBF - GMM - ETG - GMA - DGBMT
10/23/2006 - 10/25/2006 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: VDE-Kongress 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Klein, Ole; Einhaus, Michael; Federlin, Alexander (Communication Networks, Faculty 6, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

This work identifies key methods that should be taken into account when designing a MAC protocol for the fourth generation (4G) of mobile radio networks. Knowledge and experience gained from studying state-of-theart systems are the basis for these proposals. Combining the merits of two state-of-the-art categories of MAC protocols, the Frame Descriptor Table concept gives an example of how to realize the goals envisaged for 4G mobile radio networks. The concept promises to be a key element in 4G MAC protocols.