Medium Access Control (MAC)

  • Shengming Jiang


In a wireless network, the communication medium is usually shared simultaneously by multiple users, and a Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol is used to arbitrate the sharing. This chapter focuses on the fundamental design issues of MAC protocols, and introduces a reference model used to describe various MAC protocols. The major references for this chapter include (Chandra et al., Wireless medium access control - a review, 1999, [1], Walke, Mobile radio networks: networking, protocols and traffic performance. Wiley, New York, 2002, [2], Jiang, Proceedings ACM international conference underwater networks & systems (WUWNet), 2015, [3]).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Internet Laboratory (MILAB), College of Information EngineeringShanghai Maritime UniversityShanghaiChina

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