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Research on the MAC Layer Performance of Wireless and Power Line Parallel Communication

  • Ran Liu
  • Jinsha Yuan
  • Zhixiong ChenEmail author
  • Yingchu Liu
  • Dongsheng Han
  • Yihe Guo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 905)

Abstract

Wireless technology is dominant in residential and enterprise networks and it offers mobility and attractive data-rates. Power Line Communication (PLC) is becoming popular in home networks. The main advantages of PLC is the no-new-wires connectivity and the high density of electrical plugs in any residential or enterprise environment. The MAC layer, as one of the keep foundations of networks, is important for improving network performance. However, previous research mainly focused on power line or wireless MAC layer and few studies MAC layer for power line and wireless parallel communication. Therefore, this paper proposes a hybrid PLC-Wireless network MAC protocol based on CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance) and we verify its performance via simulation.

Keywords

Parallel communication MAC layer CSMA/CA 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This study is supported by The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61601182, No. 61771195), Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (No. F2017502059, F2018502047), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 2017MS109), Science and Technology Program of Hebei Province (No. 17211704D).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ran Liu
    • 1
  • Jinsha Yuan
    • 1
  • Zhixiong Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yingchu Liu
    • 1
  • Dongsheng Han
    • 1
  • Yihe Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.North China Electric Power UniversityBaodingChina

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