Quality-of-service-oriented medium access control for wireless ATM networks

  title={Quality-of-service-oriented medium access control for wireless ATM networks},
  author={Nikos I. Passas and Sarantis Paskalis and Dimitra Vali and Lazaros F. Merakos},
  journal={IEEE Commun. Mag.},
The medium access control (MAC) protocol and the underlying traffic scheduling algorithm developed within project Magic WAND (Wireless ATM Network Demonstrator) are presented. Magic WAND is investigating wireless ATM technology for customer premises networks in the framework of the Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS) program funded by the European Union. The MAC protocol, known as MASCARA, is a hub-based, adaptive TDMA scheme which combines reservation- and contention-based… 

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