Nicholas Martin

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Airborne backbone networks are useful in tactical applications to interconnect sub-networks. A major challenge in such networks, normally comprising large numbers of highly mobile nodes, is the design of the medium access control (MAC) and routing protocols. We propose integration of MAC and routing functions, which use the attributes of a clustering scheme(More)
Surveillance networks are of importance in tactical and civilian applications. In this work we present a scheduling algorithm for a time division multiplexing based medium access control protocol for such networks, which employ directional antennas. The scheduling algorithm uses the attributes of a multi hop clustering scheme also used to aggregate data(More)
For Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) applications which involve large propagation delays and/or directional antennas, a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Medium Access Control (MAC) is a resource-and bandwidth-efficient solution. Meanwhile, clustering is a solution to the scalability and high mobility which is commonly required by MANETs. Here we develop a(More)
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