MU-MIMO MAC Protocols for Wireless Local Area Networks: A Survey

@article{Liao2016MUMIMOMP,
  title={MU-MIMO MAC Protocols for Wireless Local Area Networks: A Survey},
  author={Ruizhi Liao and B. Bellalta and M. Oliver and Z. Niu},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={162-183}
}
  • Ruizhi Liao, B. Bellalta, +1 author Z. Niu
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
  • As wireless devices boom and bandwidth-hungry applications (e.g., video and cloud uploading) get popular, today's wireless local area networks (WLANs) become not only crowded but also stressed at throughput. Multiuser multiple-input-multiple-output (MU-MIMO), an advanced form of MIMO, has gained attention due to its huge potential in improving the performance of WLANs. This paper surveys random access-based medium access control (MAC) protocols for MU-MIMO-enabled WLANs. It first provides… CONTINUE READING
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