Advertisement

Adaptive Slot Assignment for TDMA Based Dynamic Airborne Ad Hoc Networks

  • Yueyan Qian
  • Mingwu Yao
  • Liang Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 237)

Abstract

The time division multiple access (TDMA) is thought a better choice for mobile ad hoc networks, especially for sparse and dynamic airborne wireless networks, and its efficiency largely depends on the slot scheduling method. Fully taking the dynamic characteristics of the 3-dimensional airborne network into account, we proposed an adaptive slot assignment TDMA (ASA-TDMA) scheme. It allows for changeable traffic load of the nodes due to the network topology dynamics in sparse airborne ad hoc networks. Slot allocation is performed not only when nodes request for time slots to access, but also when real-time load level changes. The sharing algorithm realizes concurrent transmissions to achieve high slot utilization. Furthermore, our scheme can flexibly adjust the schedule strategy to deal with network emergencies such as node failures. Simulations are provided to validate the performance our approach, and the results show its advantages over some known methods.

Keywords

Ad hoc Slot assignment Time division multiple access (TDMA) 3D airborne networks 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61671353, and partly by the 111 Project (B08038) of MOE, China, and the Foundation of Science and Technology on Communication Networks Laboratory.

References

  1. 1.
    Zhang, Z.: DTRA: directional transmission and reception algorithms in WLANs with directional antennas for QoS support. IEEE Netw. 19(3), 27–32 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Tu, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, H.: A novel MAC protocol for wireless ad hoc networks with directional antennas. In: 2013 15th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology, pp. 494–499. IEEE Press, Guilin (2013)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cha, J.R., et al.: TDMA-based multi-hop resource reservation protocol for real-time applications in tactical mobile ad hoc network. In: 2010 Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010, pp. 1936–1941. IEEE Press (2010)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Felemban, E., Lee, C.-G., Ekici, E.: MMSPEED: multipath Multi-SPEED protocol for QoS guarantee of reliability and timeliness in wireless sensor networks. IEEE Trans. Mob. Comput. 5(6), 738–754 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ye, F., Yim, R., Zhang, J., Roy, S.: Congestion control to achieve optimal broadcast efficiency in VANETs. In: 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, pp. 1–5. IEEE Press, South Africa (2010)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Hadded, M., et al.: TDMA-based MAC protocols for vehicular ad hoc networks: a survey, qualitative analysis, and open research issues. IEEE Commun. Surv. Tutorials 17(4), 2461–2492 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lee, J.K., Noh, H.J., Lim, J.: TDMA-based cooperative MAC protocol for multi-hop relaying networks. IEEE Commun. Lett. 18(3), 435–438 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Gexin, P., Shengli, X., Caiyun, C.: A collision-avoid dynamic slots assignment algorithm based on fixed TDMA. China Inf. Secur. 11, 115–120 (2005)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory on ISN, School of Telecommunications EngineeringXidian UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.Science and Technology on Communication Networks Key LaboratoryShijiazhuangChina

Personalised recommendations