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A cross layer MAC with explicit synchronization through intelligent feedback for multiple beam antennas

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4 Author(s)
V. Jain ; Dept. of Electr. Comput. & Eng. Comput. Sci., Cincinnati Univ., OH ; A. Gupta ; D. Lal ; D. P. Agrawal

This paper introduces a novel cross layer medium access control protocol for multiple beam antennas to fully utilize their multiple-beam-forming capability. Our protocol, explicit synchronization via intelligent feedback (ESIF), uses feedback from neighboring nodes to synchronize data communication at multiple beams. ESIF exploits routing information to guarantee long-term fairness and minimize the energy and latency overheads. Unlike previous works on directional antennas that discuss range extension, we focus on optimal spatial reuse. Simulation results demonstrate that ESIF outperforms other on-demand access schemes based on IEEE 802.11 DCF for multiple beam antennas

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GLOBECOM '05. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 2005.  (Volume:6 )

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2-2 Dec. 2005