On the impact of noise sensitivity on performance in 802.11 based ad hoc networks

Abstract

The IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) layer plays a crucial role on the overall throughput obtained in a mobile ad hoc network. We show that the virtual carrier sense mechanism as designed and used in 802.11 could have crippling effect on distant but competing transmissions. We propose a modification to mitigate this situation and show using… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2004.1313373

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