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

Research Article

Collision Scattering Through Multichannel in Synchronous Directional Ad Hoc Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-78078-8_19,
        author={Yusheng Liang and Bo Li and Zhongjiang Yan and Mao Yang and Xiaofei Jiang and Hang Zhang},
        title={Collision Scattering Through Multichannel in Synchronous 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 Collision scattering Multi-channel Medium access control},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-78078-8_19}
    }
    
  • Yusheng Liang
    Bo Li
    Zhongjiang Yan
    Mao Yang
    Xiaofei Jiang
    Hang Zhang
    Year: 2018
    Collision Scattering Through Multichannel in Synchronous Directional Ad Hoc Networks
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78078-8_19
Yusheng Liang,*, Bo Li1,*, Zhongjiang Yan1,*, Mao Yang1,*, Xiaofei Jiang2, Hang Zhang2
  • 1: Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • 2: Science and Technology on Communication Networks Laboratory
*Contact email: liangys@mail.nwpu.edu.cn, libo.npu@nwpu.edu.cn, zhjyan@nwpu.edu.cn, yangmao@nwpu.edu.cn

Abstract

Unique advantages of directional antennas have attracted much interest of the researchers, such as longer transmission distance, large transmission antenna gains and large spatial reuse gains. However, the feature of directional transmission and reception (DTR) also brings challenges to the media access control (MAC) protocols, which means the nodes can only sense the wireless channel in a given direction and thus the interference or collision between the concurrent transmission links is difficult to be avoided. To address this problem, in this paper a novel collision scattering method is proposed to decrease the collision probabilities of the concurrent transmission links. The basic idea is to distribute the concurrent transmission links to different channels, which are divided in the wireless spectrum, such that multiple transmission links can be ongoing concurrently. A time division multiple access (TDMA) based multichannel MAC protocol is proposed based on the collision scattering method. Extensive simulations are carried out to evaluate the performance of the proposed protocol and the gain of the collision scattering. The simulation results show that the aggregation throughput of the proposed protocol outperforms the existing protocols and the collision scattering gain is achieved.