Impact of power saving MAC scheme on ad hoc network routing protocol

Yuefeng Zhou, Y.-Y.E. Tan, David Laurenson, S. McLaughlin

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Abstract / Description of output

To manage energy limitation problems in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), current power saving (PS) MAC designs mainly concentrate on using various methods to minimize the time in transmission, reception and idle states. This may degrade the latency performance and impacts the route discovery procedure of MANET routing protocols. However, the impact of the PS MAC scheme on routing and the analytical model of PS MAC have not been presented before. In this paper, an analytical framework that addresses a gap in the theoretical performance, which includes the latency of the PS MAC and route discovery, is proposed. The investigation verifies that the power saving MAC scheme leads to serious latency and significantly degrades the route discovery performance of an on-demand routing protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 61st Vehicular Technology Conference, 2005 (VTC 2005-Spring)
Pages2463-2467 Vol. 4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • access protocols, ad hoc networks, mobile radio, routing protocols ad hoc network routing protocol, energy limitation problems, mobile ad hoc networks, ondemand routing protocol, power saving MAC scheme


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