Medium access control for collaborative transmit beamforming in wireless networks

Suhanya Jayaprakasam, Teong Chee Chuah, Su Wei Tan

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A new medium access control (MAC) scheme to enable collaborative transmit beamforming in IEEE 802.11 based wireless networks is proposed. The proposed scheme allows information sharing and simultaneous transmission in collaborative transmit beamforming, and is compatible with the existing distributed coordination function protocol. Performance comparisons with multi-hop and direct communications of the IEEE 802.11g wireless standard employing carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance MAC are made. Results show that the proposed approach provides better throughput when greater distances or more hops are needed to complete communications, especially in a noisy environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCI 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Informatics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Symposium on Computers and Informatics 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 20 Mar 201122 Mar 2011 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Computers and Informatics 2011
Abbreviated titleISCI 2011
CityKuala Lumpur
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