Election Based Hybrid Channel Access

  • Xin Wang
  • J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-72606-7_6

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4479)
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Wang X., Garcia-Luna-Aceves J.J. (2007) Election Based Hybrid Channel Access. In: Akyildiz I.F., Sivakumar R., Ekici E., Oliveira J.C.., McNair J. (eds) NETWORKING 2007. Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Next Generation Internet. NETWORKING 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4479. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


We propose an Election based Hybrid Channel Access (EHCA) protocol for ad hoc network to achieve high throughput and bounded channel access delay at the same time. EHCA reduces the contentions during the channel scheduling formation through fair node elections, which are based on the topology information. Only the elected nodes contend for the channel and broadcast the scheduling result. Numerical analysis and simulation results show that EHCA outperforms alternative designs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin Wang
    • 1
  • J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Engineering Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064USA
  2. 2.Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304USA

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