Cooperation and directionality: A co-opdirectional MAC for wireless ad hoc networks

Zhifeng Tao, Thanasis Korakis, Yevgeniy Slutskiy, Shivendra Panwar, Leandros Tassiulas

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Abstract

Advances in cooperative communications and directional antenna design so far have taken place in parallel, if not in isolation from each other. To explore the role they may play in the next generation of wireless networks, it is important to design and evaluate protocols that can provide co-opdirectionality, the capability of tapping into the combined potential of both cooperation and transmission directionality. Inspired by the protocols presented in [1] and [2], we propose a novel co-opdirectional MAC that fully leverages both cooperation diversity and transmission directionality. Special attention has been paid to the protocol design so that the new MAC would not only inherit the advantages of two previous protocols, but also avoid their weaknesses in the wireless ad hoc environment. The protocol thus delivers a superior performance, as our extensive simulations confirm. To the best knowledge of the authors, this paper represents the first effort to deal with the challenges of integrating cooperation and directional capabilities at the MAC layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2007
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event5th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2007 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: Apr 16 2007Apr 20 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2007

Other

Other5th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2007
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period4/16/074/20/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Tao, Z., Korakis, T., Slutskiy, Y., Panwar, S., & Tassiulas, L. (2007). Cooperation and directionality: A co-opdirectional MAC for wireless ad hoc networks. In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2007 [4480035] (Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/WIOPT.2007.4480035