Misbehavior Constraint MAC Protocol (MC-MAC) for Wireless Networks

  • Yupeng Ma
  • Yonggang LiEmail author
  • Zhizhong Zhang
  • Haixing Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 262)


The IEEE 802.11 protocol assumes that all wireless network nodes will abide by the protocol and cooperate well with it. However, in order to obtaining more channel resources or destroying network performance, some selfish nodes will be in misbehaviors when they are in the certain condition wireless contention-sharing channels, such as, Backoff Value Manipulation is a kind of misbehavior. And for this kind of misbehavior, this paper proposes a Misbehavior Constraint MAC protocol (MC-MAC), which can detect and penalize the backoff value manipulation, and it includes a new backoff value generating function with penalty function and a reputation model. Simulation experiments shows that the MC-MAC protocol has a significant inhibitory effect on misbehavior and can improve system throughput.


IEEE 802.11 Medium access control Misbehavior constraint Backoff value manipulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yupeng Ma
    • 1
  • Yonggang Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhizhong Zhang
    • 1
  • Haixing Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Communication and Information EngineeringChongqing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsChongqingChina

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