Design and analysis of a cooperative multichannel MAC protocol for heterogeneous networks

Jiwoong Lee, Jeonghoon Mo, Tran Minh Trung, Jean Walrand, Hoi Sheung Wilson So

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Many incompatible wireless protocols proliferate in unlicensed bands, creating complex coexistence and connectivity problems. If the trend continues, such problems will continue to exist in future unlicensed bands. We take a different approach to spectrum sharing. Instead of proposing a distinct medium-access control (MAC) protocol for each type of application, we propose a family of parameterized MAC protocols called WiFlex, which can be tailored to different application needs, ranging from wireless sensors to media centers. However, these protocols allow communication and spectrum-sharing coordination among different types of devices. We envision this family to be based on a multichannel physical layer. The contributions of this paper include a novel asynchronous split phase (ASP) protocol with dynamic priority support, even in multiple-collision-domain environments. When links are bidirectional, WiFlex resolves the multichannel hidden-node problem, achieving collision-free data exchange in a multihop environment. ASP provides a mechanism for prioritization and fairness. The performance of the protocol is evaluated through analysis and simulation. The coexistence of heterogeneous devices and the support for different applications with high performance are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5484717
Pages (from-to)3536-3548
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

Fingerprint

Medium Access Control
Medium access control
Heterogeneous networks
Heterogeneous Networks
Network protocols
Spectrum Sharing
Coexistence
Continue
Collision
Prioritization
Wireless Sensors
Data Exchange
Communication Protocol
Multi-hop
Fairness
Electronic data interchange
Resolve
Connectivity
High Performance
Design

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Lee, Jiwoong ; Mo, Jeonghoon ; Trung, Tran Minh ; Walrand, Jean ; So, Hoi Sheung Wilson. / Design and analysis of a cooperative multichannel MAC protocol for heterogeneous networks. In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 2010 ; Vol. 59, No. 7. pp. 3536-3548.
@article{e744817ffe8e4c7cafdf2ac6b30be1d9,
title = "Design and analysis of a cooperative multichannel MAC protocol for heterogeneous networks",
abstract = "Many incompatible wireless protocols proliferate in unlicensed bands, creating complex coexistence and connectivity problems. If the trend continues, such problems will continue to exist in future unlicensed bands. We take a different approach to spectrum sharing. Instead of proposing a distinct medium-access control (MAC) protocol for each type of application, we propose a family of parameterized MAC protocols called WiFlex, which can be tailored to different application needs, ranging from wireless sensors to media centers. However, these protocols allow communication and spectrum-sharing coordination among different types of devices. We envision this family to be based on a multichannel physical layer. The contributions of this paper include a novel asynchronous split phase (ASP) protocol with dynamic priority support, even in multiple-collision-domain environments. When links are bidirectional, WiFlex resolves the multichannel hidden-node problem, achieving collision-free data exchange in a multihop environment. ASP provides a mechanism for prioritization and fairness. The performance of the protocol is evaluated through analysis and simulation. The coexistence of heterogeneous devices and the support for different applications with high performance are demonstrated.",
author = "Jiwoong Lee and Jeonghoon Mo and Trung, {Tran Minh} and Jean Walrand and So, {Hoi Sheung Wilson}",
year = "2010",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1109/TVT.2010.2051691",
language = "English",
volume = "59",
pages = "3536--3548",
journal = "IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology",
issn = "0018-9545",
publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.",
number = "7",

}

Design and analysis of a cooperative multichannel MAC protocol for heterogeneous networks. / Lee, Jiwoong; Mo, Jeonghoon; Trung, Tran Minh; Walrand, Jean; So, Hoi Sheung Wilson.

In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 59, No. 7, 5484717, 01.09.2010, p. 3536-3548.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Design and analysis of a cooperative multichannel MAC protocol for heterogeneous networks

AU - Lee, Jiwoong

AU - Mo, Jeonghoon

AU - Trung, Tran Minh

AU - Walrand, Jean

AU - So, Hoi Sheung Wilson

PY - 2010/9/1

Y1 - 2010/9/1

N2 - Many incompatible wireless protocols proliferate in unlicensed bands, creating complex coexistence and connectivity problems. If the trend continues, such problems will continue to exist in future unlicensed bands. We take a different approach to spectrum sharing. Instead of proposing a distinct medium-access control (MAC) protocol for each type of application, we propose a family of parameterized MAC protocols called WiFlex, which can be tailored to different application needs, ranging from wireless sensors to media centers. However, these protocols allow communication and spectrum-sharing coordination among different types of devices. We envision this family to be based on a multichannel physical layer. The contributions of this paper include a novel asynchronous split phase (ASP) protocol with dynamic priority support, even in multiple-collision-domain environments. When links are bidirectional, WiFlex resolves the multichannel hidden-node problem, achieving collision-free data exchange in a multihop environment. ASP provides a mechanism for prioritization and fairness. The performance of the protocol is evaluated through analysis and simulation. The coexistence of heterogeneous devices and the support for different applications with high performance are demonstrated.

AB - Many incompatible wireless protocols proliferate in unlicensed bands, creating complex coexistence and connectivity problems. If the trend continues, such problems will continue to exist in future unlicensed bands. We take a different approach to spectrum sharing. Instead of proposing a distinct medium-access control (MAC) protocol for each type of application, we propose a family of parameterized MAC protocols called WiFlex, which can be tailored to different application needs, ranging from wireless sensors to media centers. However, these protocols allow communication and spectrum-sharing coordination among different types of devices. We envision this family to be based on a multichannel physical layer. The contributions of this paper include a novel asynchronous split phase (ASP) protocol with dynamic priority support, even in multiple-collision-domain environments. When links are bidirectional, WiFlex resolves the multichannel hidden-node problem, achieving collision-free data exchange in a multihop environment. ASP provides a mechanism for prioritization and fairness. The performance of the protocol is evaluated through analysis and simulation. The coexistence of heterogeneous devices and the support for different applications with high performance are demonstrated.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77956740986&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77956740986&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/TVT.2010.2051691

DO - 10.1109/TVT.2010.2051691

M3 - Article

VL - 59

SP - 3536

EP - 3548

JO - IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

JF - IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

SN - 0018-9545

IS - 7

M1 - 5484717

ER -