No more hidden backoff: Advertise backoff in frequency domain

Abstract

IEEE 802.11 standard backoff mechanism is vulnerable to selfish MAC layer misbehavior. A greedy node cheating on backoff rules can attain higher bandwidth and cause unfairness among nodes. In addition, selfish behavior is severe when honest nodes use longer contention window size. Contention overhead and unshared backoff value makes backoff mechanism… (More)

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