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This paper develops a system design for clustered wireless ad hoc networks, combining CSMA and CDMA to enable spatial reuse and simultaneous transmissions. Typically, CDMA networks require fine-tuned power control, but here that requirement is eliminated through a combination of open loop power control, user ordering, and successive interference cancellation (SIC). A network topology with high network awareness via a broadcast CSMA channel is developed. The resulting system increases network throughput and overcomes existing problems with IEEE 802.11.
Military Communications Conference, 2003. MILCOM '03. 2003 IEEE (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 13-16 Oct. 2003