A flow-based Media Access Control (F-MAC) for wireless ad-hoc networks

Tran Minh Trung, Jeonghoon Mo, Seong Lyun Kim

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In this paper, we propose simple but effective modifications of 802.11 MAC (media access control) to resolve efficiency and fairness issues, in wireless ad-hoc networks [2]. Our proposal, based on the flow concept, incorporated faster end-to-end forwarding by assigning higher priority to a node that has packets to relay than others. After completion of end-to-end transmission, the node will be assigned a lower priority level to yield to other nodes. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme (F-MAC) significantly enhances the throughput of ad-hoc networks, while keeping fair sharing of bandwidth among mobile nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-763
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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