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USAP multiple broadcast access: transmitter- and receiver-directed dynamic resource allocation for mobile, multihop, multichannel, wireless networking

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1 Author(s)
Young, C.D. ; Rockwell Collins Inc., Richardson, TX, USA

The unifying slot assignment protocol (USAP) multiple broadcast access (MBA) is a wireless, multichannel, TDMA protocol built on the USAP multiple access (MA) techniques presented at Milcoms 99 and 96 for establishing and maintaining an adaptive broadcast channel. The USAP MA transmitter-directed broadcast (TDB) uses distance-2 vertex coloring of the network graph to provide contention-free transmissions and allow reuse of any slot after 2 RF hops. In this paper these techniques are supplemented with receiver directed broadcast (RDB). The advantages include increased throughput for unicast traffic and the ability to efficiently manage a large number of channels. Application of the protocol to the Rockwell Collins Soldier Phone is presented

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MILCOM 2000. 21st Century Military Communications Conference Proceedings  (Volume:1 )

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