Medium access control protocols using directional antennas in ad hoc networks

Young Bae Ko, Vinaychandra Shankarkumar, Nitin H. Vaidya

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Using directional antennas can be beneficial for wireless ad hoc networks consisting of a collection of wireless hosts. To best utilize directional antennas, a suitable Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol must be designed. Current MAC protocols, such as the IEEE 802.11 standard, do not benefit when using directional antennas, because these protocols have been designed for omnidirectional antennas. In this paper, we attempt to design new MAC protocols suitable for ad hoc networks based on directional antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies - IEEE INFOCOM2000: 'Reaching the Promised Land of Communications' - Tel Aviv, Isr
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 30 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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