Throughput Analysis and Enhancement for CSMA Based Wireless Networks
We studied the performance of contention based medium access control (MAC) protocols. We used a novel technique for estimating the throughput, and other parameters of interest, of such protocols. In this paper, a new assumption for the theoretical throughput limit in the distributed CSMA based MAC algorithm is introduced. Through the performance analysis and simulation studies, the proposed algorithm shows significant performance improvements in CSMA based wireless networks.