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AT-MAC: A Novel Full Duplex MAC Design for Achieving Asymmetric Transmission

  • Zhijie Ma
  • Qinglin ZhaoEmail author
  • Yu Zeng
  • Huan Zhang
  • Hong-Ning Dai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 391)

Abstract

Wireless Full-duplex technique can significantly improve system throughput of a wireless network. Most existing full-duplex-supporting wireless MAC schemes only achieve symmetric transmission (i.e., the uplink throughput of a node is equal to its downlink throughput). However, in reality, the uplink and downlink traffic is often asymmetric. In this paper, we propose a novel MAC scheme called AT-MAC to achieve asymmetric transmission. In AT-MAC, upon receiving a packet, a receiver determines whether to execute a reverse transmission to the peer or to initiate a new transmission to a third node, according to the peer’s uplink and downlink requirements. Extensive simulations verify that the proposed design is feasible and efficient.

Keywords

Full Duplex Asymmetric Transmission WLANs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhijie Ma
    • 1
  • Qinglin Zhao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu Zeng
    • 1
  • Huan Zhang
    • 1
  • Hong-Ning Dai
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyMacau University of Science and TechnologyTaipaChina

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