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Asynchronous multi-channel MAC for vehicular ad hoc networks

Han, C, Dianati, M, Tafazolli, R and Kernchen, R (2011) Asynchronous multi-channel MAC for vehicular ad hoc networks In: IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2011, 2011-11-14 - 2011-11-16.

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This paper presents a new multi-channel MAC protocol for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, namely, Asynchronous Multi-Channel MAC (AMCMAC). The AMCMAC supports simultaneous transmissions on different service channels, as well as, allowing other nodes to make rendezvous with their provider/receiver or broadcast emergency messages on the control channel. We compare the performance of the proposed protocol with that of IEEE 1609.4 and Asynchronous Multichannel Coordination Protocol (AMCP), in terms of throughput on control and service channels, channel utilization, and the penetration rate of successfully broadcast emergency messages. We demonstrate that AMCMAC outperforms IEEE 1609.4 and AMCP in terms of system throughput by increasing the utilization of control channel and service channels. In addition, AMCMAC mitigates both the multi-channel hidden terminal and missing receiver problems which occur in asynchronous multichannel MAC protocols. © 2011 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
Han, C
Dianati, M
Tafazolli, R
Kernchen, R
Date : 29 December 2011
DOI : 10.1109/VNC.2011.6117131
Contributors :
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