Distributed Medium Access Control in Wireless Networks

  • Ping Wang
  • Weihua Zhuang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 7-17
  4. Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 19-37
  5. Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 39-59
  6. Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 61-79
  7. Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 81-102
  8. Ping Wang, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 103-104
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 105-109

About this book


This brief investigates distributed medium access control (MAC) with QoS provisioning for both single- and multi-hop wireless networks including wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless ad hoc networks, and wireless mesh networks.

For WLANs, an efficient MAC scheme and a call admission control algorithm are presented to provide guaranteed QoS for voice traffic and, at the same time, increase the voice capacity significantly compared with the current WLAN standard. In addition, a novel token-based scheduling scheme is proposed to provide great flexibility and facility to the network service provider for service class management.

Also proposed is a novel busy-tone based distributed MAC scheme for wireless ad hoc networks and a collision-free MAC scheme for wireless mesh networks, respectively, taking the different network characteristics into consideration. The proposed schemes enhance the QoS provisioning capability to real-time traffic and, at the same time, significantly improve the system throughput and fairness performance for data traffic, as compared with the most popular IEEE 802.11 MAC scheme.


Distributed Medium Access Control Performance Analysis Quality-of-Service (QoS) Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Wireless Mesh Network

Authors and affiliations

  • Ping Wang
    • 1
  • Weihua Zhuang
    • 2
  1. 1., School of Computer EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2., Department of Electrical andUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6601-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6602-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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