Pillow Talks: Bits Over Communications in WLAN

  title={Pillow Talks: Bits Over Communications in WLAN},
  author={Xuan Dong and Chunsheng Zhu and Shaohe Lv and Lei Wang and Xiaodong Wang and Victor C. M. Leung},
Improving the channel utilization is a significant issue to enhance the performance in WLAN. This paper presents Pillow Talks MAC (PT-MAC), a novel spectrum sharing mechanism to create an extra channel (pt-channel) for client-to-client transmission in WLAN. Obviously, The basic challenge in our proposal is how pt-channel works concurrently and transparently with AP transmissions. To address the issue, in PT-MAC, selected clients are allowed to contend for pt-channel during uplink transmissions… CONTINUE READING

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