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An Efficient Link Establish Scheme for Device to Device Communications in Wireless USB Systems

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In this paper, we propose an efficient link establish scheme among wireless USB devices. When a wireless USB host establishes a default link with a wireless USB slave device, the proposed scheme allocates resources for its reverse link at the same time. After this, when the role of wireless USB host is changed to the wireless USB device, the proposed scheme can prevent the failure of reverse link establish by guaranteeing the early resource allocation for reverse link. Also, the proposed scheme can reduce delay and the energy consumed by the wireless USB host scan to set up a new reverse link, because the proposed scheme scans only medium access slots already allocated for reverse link. From the simulation results for throughput, delay and energy consumption, it is shown that the performance of the proposed scheme is superior to that of the legacy WUSB standard, for device to device communications.

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This research was supported in part by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2009-0093828) and in part by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea, under the C-ITRC (Convergence Information Technology Research Center) support program (NIPA-2014-H0401-14-1009) supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency).

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Kim, J., Hur, K. & Lee, S. An Efficient Link Establish Scheme for Device to Device Communications in Wireless USB Systems. Wireless Pers Commun 83, 507–525 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-015-2406-2

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  • Device-to-device communication
  • Energy saving
  • Reliability
  • UWB
  • WPAN
  • Wireless USB