On False Blocking in RTS/CTS-Based Multihop Wireless Networks


The request-to-send/clear-to-send (RTS/CTS) mechanism is widely used in wireless networks in order to avoid packet collisions and, thus, achieve high network throughput. In multihop settings, however, current implementations of the RTS/CTS mechanism may lead to interdependencies that unnecessarily prohibit nodes from transmitting over long periods of time… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2007.891476


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