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MAC Performance of Conventional and Multihop Cellular Networks

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 33 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors:
Varsha Sharma
R.C. Jain
10.5120/4036-5781

Varsha Sharma and R C Jain. Article: MAC Performance of Conventional and Multihop Cellular Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 33(7):44-49, November 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Varsha Sharma and R.C. Jain},
	title = {Article: MAC Performance of Conventional and Multihop Cellular Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {33},
	number = {7},
	pages = {44-49},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Recently, there has been increasing interest in adding relaying functionalities into cellular networks. When relaying is added to conventional cellular networks (CCNs), the resulting system is known as Multihop Cellular Nework (MCN). MCNs combine the benefits of ad hoc networks and conventional cellular networks. For maximizing the benefit of multihop relaying, a good medium access control (MAC) layer protocol is required. A medium access control (MAC) protocol moderates access to the shared medium by defining rules that allow devices to communicate with each other in an orderly and efficient manner. Different medium access control (MAC) protocols have been devised for different type of architectures, applications and media, but MAC Protocols for conventional cellular networks and ad hoc networks cannot be used directly for MCNs. In this paper, we have presented an overview of multihop cellular technology and propose a MAC protocol for multihop cellular networks. The analysis of MAC layer protocol performance of multihop cellular network is done in time division duplex mode. The results show that multihop cellular networks using the proposed MAC protocol perform better than conventional cellular networks.

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