Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Systems. 13th International Conference, QShine 2017, Dalian, China, December 16 -17, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

A Pseudo Random Sequence Based Multichannel MAC Protocol for Directional Ad Hoc Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-78078-8_18,
        author={Hang Zhang and Bo Li and Zhongjiang Yan and Mao Yang and Xiaofei Jiang},
        title={A Pseudo Random Sequence Based Multichannel MAC Protocol for Directional Ad Hoc Networks},
        proceedings={Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Systems. 13th International Conference, QShine 2017, Dalian, China, December 16 -17, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={Directional ad hoc networks Pseudo random sequence Multi-channel Medium access control},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-78078-8_18}
    }
    
  • Hang Zhang
    Bo Li
    Zhongjiang Yan
    Mao Yang
    Xiaofei Jiang
    Year: 2018
    A Pseudo Random Sequence Based Multichannel MAC Protocol for Directional Ad Hoc Networks
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78078-8_18
Hang Zhang,*, Bo Li1,*, Zhongjiang Yan1,*, Mao Yang1,*, Xiaofei Jiang2
  • 1: Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • 2: Science and Technology on Communication Networks Laboratory
*Contact email: 80090385@qq.com, libo.npu@nwpu.edu.cn, zhjyan@nwpu.edu.cn, yangmao@nwpu.edu.cn

Abstract

In directional ad hoc networks, the character of directional transmission and directional reception of the links makes it difficult to let one directional link aware of the other concurrent transmission links, so that the collision probability of the concurrent transmission links need to be reduced. In this paper, a pseudo random sequence (PRS) based multi-channel multiple access control (MAC) protocol is proposed to reduce the collision probability of the concurrent transmission links. The proposed PRS MAC protocol is based on the time division multiple access (TDMA) frame structures. After the neighbour discovering sub-frame, the proposed PRS MAC protocol works in the reservation sub-frame, and in each time slot it works in a three-way handshake method to reserve the data slots in the data transmission sub-frame. On one hand, with the introduction of multiple channels, the concurrent transmission links can be distributed to different channels such that the collision probability of each channel can be reduced. On the other hand, with the introduction of the pseudo random sequence, each of the concurrent transmission links may take different PRS such that the collisions of the concurrent transmission links are randomized. Simulation results show that the proposed PRS MAC protocol outperforms the existing DTRA protocol in terms of lower collision probability and higher aggregated throughput.