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TC-Aloha: A Novel Access Scheme for Wireless Networks with Transmit-Only Nodes

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3 Author(s)
Galluccio, L. ; Dipt. di Ing. Elettr., Univ. of Catania, Catania, Italy ; Morabito, G. ; Palazzo, S.

In the recent past several network scenarios have emerged where transmit-only nodes - i.e., nodes without receiving capabilities - are deployed. Such nodes cannot perform carrier sensing and cannot be synchronized. Therefore, they have to apply an Aloha-like medium access control. However, it is well known that Aloha achieves low goodput due to the possibility to incur in collisions, and this results in poor energy efficiency too. In order to achieve better performance, in this paper a scheme called Timing-Channel Aloha (TC-Aloha) is introduced which exploits the timing channel. The timing channel is the logical communication channel established between a transmitter and a receiver in which the information is transferred by means of the timing of events. Another feature of TC-Aloha is that it enables multiple transmissions of the same information to improve the communication reliability. In this paper the TC-Aloha scheme is described in detail and an analytical framework is derived for the evaluation of its performance. The numerical results assess the advantages of TC-Aloha over traditional solutions.

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Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 8 )