Medium Access Etiquettes and Protocols

  • Jan Kruys
  • Luke Qian
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


Accommodating multiple access to spectrum resources is fundamental to wireless networks. In many cases, these access mechanisms operate in the time dimension, sometimes in combination with adaptive selection of the operating frequency. Conventional time-based sharing mechanisms such as TDMA do not fit well with consumer usage, which is generally unstructured. Instead, self-organization based on distributed control is preferable for commodity wireless technologies.


Medium Access Control Contention Window Distribute Coordination Function Directional Antenna Enhanced Distribute Channel Access 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SpectrumConsultWoerdenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.WiTuners, LtdTwinsburgUSA

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