802.16 MCF for 802.11a Based Mesh Networks: A Case for Standards Re-Use

@article{Djukic200680216MF,
  title={802.16 MCF for 802.11a Based Mesh Networks: A Case for Standards Re-Use},
  author={P. Djukic and Shahrokh Valaee},
  journal={23rd Biennial Symposium on Communications, 2006},
  year={2006},
  pages={186-189}
}
  • P. Djukic, Shahrokh Valaee
  • Published 2006 in 23rd Biennial Symposium on Communications, 2006
802.16 and 802.11a have similar physical layer characteristics, however their medium access control is quite different. We present a method to implement 802.16 medium access control with its mesh coordination function (MCF) over existing 802.11a hardware. Our method can be implemented in software, allowing the already deployed 802.11 based mesh nodes to take advantage of the 802.16 MCF, hence increasing the operational lifetime of already installed hardware. The method works by embedding each… CONTINUE READING