A new multi-channel MAC protocol for wireless ad hoc networks with single transceiver

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Canbolat, Musa Aykut
Cetinkaya, Coskun

Although IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards allow use of multiple channels, only a single channel is popularly used, due to the lack of efficient protocols that enable use of Multiple Channels. There are some papers challenging this problem. Some of them have requirements that will increase the cost, like requirement of multiple transceivers. Some others address the problem with single transceivers, but are very hard to be employed in highly mobile Ad Hoc networks due to network-wide synchronization requirements. In this Thesis, multiple channel use in a wireless network with single transceiver nodes is addressed, and attempted to be solved with a new efficient Ad Hoc network MAC protocol, which intends to remove the requirement of network-wide synchronization.

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Thesis (M.S): Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
"July 2007."