TMAC: Timestamp-Ordered MAC for CSMA/CA Wireless Mesh Networks

  title={TMAC: Timestamp-Ordered MAC for CSMA/CA Wireless Mesh Networks},
  author={Faisal Nawab and Kamran Jamshaid and Basem Shihada and Pin-Han Ho},
  journal={2011 Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN)},
We propose TMAC, a timestamp-ordered MAC protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). TMAC extends CSMA/CA by scheduling data packets based on their age. Prior to transmitting a data packet, a transmitter broadcasts a request control message appended with a timestamp to a selected list of neighbors. It can proceed with the transmission only if it receives a sufficient number of grant control messages from these neighbors. A grant message indicates that the associated data packet has the lowest… CONTINUE READING