TMMAC: ATDMA Based Multi-Channel MAC Protocol Using a Single Radio Transreceiver for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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Authors:Zhang, Jingbin, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Zhou, Gang, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Huang, Chengdu, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Yan, Ting, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Son, Sang, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Stankovic, John, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

In this paper, we propose amedium access control (MAC) protocol called TMMAC for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). TMMAC requires only a single half-duplex radio transceiver on each node. In addition to explicit frequency negotiation which is adopted by the conventional multi-channel MAC protocols, TMMAC introduces lightweight explicit time negotiation. This two-dimension negotiation enables TMMAC to exploit the advantage of both frequency diversity and TDMA. Performance evaluation results show that TMMAC achieves up to 62% higher communication throughput over the state-of-the-art multichannel MAC protocols for single-transceiver wireless devices. Moreover, through this two-dimension negotiation, TMMAC achieves aggressive power saving by allowing nodes that are not involved in communication to go into doze mode. In addition, broadcast is supported in an effective way in TMMAC. We also study the impact of different interference ranges on TMMAC. Based on that, we propose Differentiated Power TMMAC to improve the performance of TMMAC when the interference range is much larger than the communication range. Differentiated Power TMMAC maintains the significant improvement of TMMAC over the state-of-the-art multi-channel MAC protocols when the interference range is 1.75 times the communication range.
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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Zhang, Jingbin, Gang Zhou, Chengdu Huang, Ting Yan, Sang Son, and John Stankovic. "TMMAC: ATDMA Based Multi-Channel MAC Protocol Using a Single Radio Transreceiver for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2005).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
2005