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dc.contributor.advisor Knightly, Edward W.
dc.creatorChawathe, Rahul
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:08:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:08:15Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17761
dc.description.abstract Recent studies have shown a considerable interest in the development of Medium Access and Control (MAC) protocols for multi-rate wireless networks. The approach of sending the packet to the farthest possible node along the route does not maximize the performance unlike in the case of single-rate wireless networks. The scheme of sending the packet always to the neighbor with best channel quality also does not give the best network throughput. This thesis proposes to exploit the diversity in channel qualities by presenting an Opportunistic Relaying Protocol (ORP) for stationary topologies. Given a route in the form of possible choices for next hops and given the knowledge of the corresponding link channel qualities, we propose to choose the path that minimizes the net transmission delay of the packet. We perform an extensive simulation study of our protocol and present general guidelines in the design of a multi-rate MAC protocol.
dc.format.extent 61 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectronics
Electrical engineering
dc.title A study of opportunistic relaying MAC protocol
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Chawathe, Rahul. "A study of opportunistic relaying MAC protocol." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17761.


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