MCDA: an efficient multi-channel MAC protocol for 802.11 wireless LAN with directional antenna

@article{Chang2005MCDAAE,
  title={MCDA: an efficient multi-channel MAC protocol for 802.11 wireless LAN with directional antenna},
  author={Chih-Yung Chang and Hao-Chun Sun and Chen-Chi Hsieh},
  journal={19th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA'05) Volume 1 (AINA papers)},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={64-67 vol.2}
}
IEEE 802.11 provides a contention based MAC protocol for single channel wireless environment. Extending IEEE 802.11 to a multi-channel environment will not only exploit the bandwidth utilization but also reduce the degree of contentions. Involving directional antenna in designing multichannel MAC protocol additionally increases the spatial reuse, allowing more communications proceeding in parallel. This paper proposes an efficient 802.11 multi-channel MAC protocol with directional antenna (MCDA… CONTINUE READING