COPE-MAC: A Contention-based medium access control protocol with Parallel Reservation for underwater acoustic networks

@article{Peng2010COPEMACAC,
  title={COPE-MAC: A Contention-based medium access control protocol with Parallel Reservation for underwater acoustic networks},
  author={Zheng Peng and Yibo Zhu and Zhong Xian Zhou and Zheng Guo and Jun-Hong Cui},
  journal={OCEANS'10 IEEE SYDNEY},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-10}
}
Long propagation delays of acoustic signals in underwater networks pose grand challenges in medium access control (MAC) protocol design, often significantly undermining network performance if not handled appropriately. In this paper, we propose a novel MAC protocol, called COntention based Parallel rEservation MAC (COPE-MAC) for underwater acoustic networks. In COPE-MAC, we introduce “parallel reservation” and “cyber carrier sensing” techniques. The first method improves communication… CONTINUE READING
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