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Performance of collision avoidance protocols in single-channel ad hoc networks

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2 Author(s)
Yu Wang ; Dept. of Comput. Eng., California Univ., Santa Cruz, CA, USA ; J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

The paper presents the first analytical model to derive the saturation throughput of collision avoidance protocols in multi-hop ad hoc networks with nodes randomly placed according to a two-dimensional Poisson distribution. We show that the sender-initiated collision-avoidance scheme performs much better than the ideal CSMA scheme with a separate channel for acknowledgments. More importantly, we show that the collision-avoidance scheme can accommodate much fewer competing nodes within a region in a network infested with hidden terminals than in those cases without hidden terminals or with just a few, if reasonable throughput is to be maintained. Simulations of the popular IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol show that it cannot ensure collision-free transmission of data packets and thus throughput can degrade well below what is predicted by the analysis of a correct collision avoidance protocol. Based on these results, a number of improvements are proposed for the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol.

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Network Protocols, 2002. Proceedings. 10th IEEE International Conference on

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12-15 Nov. 2002