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A multiple access protocol implementation for a virtual cellular network

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2 Author(s)
Bakker, J.D. ; Inf. & Commun. Theory Group, Delft Univ. of Technol., Netherlands ; Prasad, R.

A virtual cellular network (VCN) is a wireless cellular network wherein a single mobile station (MS) can be in simultaneous communication with more than one base station (BS). This paper presents the implementation of a multiple access (MAC) protocol for a virtual cellular network. The proposed MAC protocol is used in combination with a link protocol to allow the use of multiple qualities of service (QoS). The advantages of a VCN over a traditional cellular network are discussed. A protocol is presented that distributes radio resources in a VCN. Finally, two optimizations to this protocol are presented, together with their impact on system stability and throughput

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Vehicular Technology Conference, 1999 IEEE 49th  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

Jul 1999