Project Description

Towards Efficient Medium Access Control for Wireless Networks

The objective of this project is to improve the efficiency of random medium access control protocols. The approach is to employ efficient scheduling to amortize the high control overhead of medium access over a longer sequence of data frames. Fully distributed protocols will be developed to implement this approach.

June 1, 2008 ~ May 31, 2013

Project Team

Related Publications

  • D. Hu and S. Mao, "A sensing error aware MAC protocol for cognitive radio networks," ICST Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications, vol.12, no.7/9, pp.e1, Aug. 2012. (12 pages, doi: 10.4108/mca.2012.07-09.e1)

  • M. Li, J. Harris, M. Chen, S. Mao, Y. Xiao, W. Read, and B. Prabhakaran, “Architecture and protocol design for a pervasive robot swarm communication networks,” Wiley Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Special Issue on Wireless Monitoring and Control, vol.11, no.8, pp.1092-1106, Aug. 2011.

  • S. Mao, Y. Li, P. Agrawal, and S.F. Midkiff, “Toward efficient wireless medium access control,” invited book chapter, Chapter 4 in Handbook on Sensor Networks, pp.66-96, Y. Xiao, H. Chen, and F.H. Li (editors). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Company, Aug. 2010.

  • Y. Huang, S. Mao, and S.F. Midkiff, “A control-theoretic approach to rate control for streaming videos,’’ IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Special Issue on Quality-Driven Cross-Layer Design for Multimedia Communications, vol.11, no.6, pp.1072-1081, Oct. 2009.

  • M. Chen, T. Kwon, S. Mao, and V.C.M. Leung, “Spatial temporal relation-based energy-efficient reliable routing protocol in wireless sensor networks,” International Journal of Sensor Networks, Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Design of Algorithms and Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks, vol.5, no.3, pp.129-141, July 2009.

  • I. Son, S. Mao, and S.-M. Hur, “Medium access control for opportunistic concurrent transmissions under shadowing channels,” invited paper, MDPI Sensors Journal, Special Issue on Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications, vol.9, no.6, pp.4824-4844, June 2009.

  • M. Chen, V.C.M. Leung, and S. Mao, “Directional controlled fusion in wireless sensor networks,” ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications Journal (MONET), Special Issue on New Advances in Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, vol.14, no.2, pp.220-229, Apr. 2009. 

  • M. Chen, V.C.M. Leung, S. Mao, and T. Kwon, "Receiver-oriented load-balancing and reliable routing in wireless sensor networks," Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal (WCMC), Special Issue on Distributed Systems of Sensors and Applications, vol.9, no.3, pp.405-416, Mar. 2009.

  • S.-M. Hur, S. Mao, Y.T. Hou, K. Nam, and J.H. Reed, “On exploiting location information for concurrent transmission in multi-hop wireless networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.58, no.1, pp.314-323, Jan. 2009.

  • X.M. Gong, S.F. Midkiff, and S. Mao, “On-demand routing and channel assignment in multi-channel mobile ad hoc networks,” Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal, vol.7, no.1, pp.63-78, Jan. 2009.

  • Y. Li, S. Mao, S.S. Panwar, and S.F. Midkiff, “On the performance of polling service-based wireless MAC protocols,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.7, no.11, pp.4635-4645, Nov. 2008.

  • I.-K. Son, S. Mao, M.X. Gong, and Y. Li, “On frame-based scheduling for directional mmWave WPANs,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012, pp. 2149-2157.

  • Y. Huang, P. Walsh, Y. Li, and S. Mao, “A GNU Radio testbed for distributed polling service-based medium access control,” in Proc. IEEE MILCOM 2011,  Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2011, pp. 519-524.

  • M.X. Gong, D. Akhmetov, R. Want, and S. Mao, “Multi-user operation in mmWave wireless networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2011, Kyoto, Japan, June 2011, pp.1-6.

  • M.X. Gong, D. Akhmetov, R. Want, and S. Mao, “Directional CSMA/CA protocol with spatial reuse for mmWave wireless networks,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Miami, FL, Dec. 2010 pp.1-5.

  • M.X. Gong, E. Perahia, R. Stacey, R. Want, and S. Mao, “A CSMA/CA MAC protocol for multi-user MIMO wireless LANs,” in Proc.  IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Miami, FL, Dec. 2010, pp.1-6.

  • M.X Gong, E. Perahia, R. Want, and S. Mao, “Training protocols for multi-user MIMO wireless LANs,” in Proc. IEEE PIMRC 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2010, pp.1218-1223.

  • M.X. Gong, R. Stacey, D. Akhmetov, and S. Mao, “A directional CSMA/CA protocol for mmWave wireless PANs,” in Proc. IEEE WCNC 2010, Sydney, Australia, Apr. 2010, pp.1-6.

  • D. Hu and S. Mao, “Design and analysis of a sensing error-aware MAC protocol for cognitive radio networks,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, Honolulu, HI, Nov./Dec., 2009, pp. 5514-5519.

  • Y. Huang and S. Mao, “Analysis and design of a proportional-integral rate controller for streaming videos,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, Honolulu, HI, Nov./Dec., 2009, pp. 5530-5535.

  • M. Chen, V.C.M. Leung, S. Mao, and M. Li, “Energy-efficient itinerary planning for mobile agents in wireless sensor networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2009, Dresden, Germany, June 2009, pp.1-6.

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This work is supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant ECCS-0802113. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation.

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