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Power Control based MAC Protocol for Interference Mitigation in an Ad Hoc Network with Directional Antennas
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Power Control based MAC Protocol for Interference Mitigation in an Ad Hoc Network with Directional Antennas
Qingxian, Pu; Choi, Myeong-Gil; Hwang, Won-Joo;
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Directional antennas have been used in Ad Hoc networks, significantly improving the spatial reuse of the networks. However, the extended transmission range causes collisions at the receivers of neighbors, which prevents full exploitation of the potential of the directional antenna. In this paper, we propose a new power control MAC protocol for a directional antenna. For this protocol, we propose a method to detect a set of interference nodes in the neighbors of a receiver. We then use a power control algorithm to calculate the minimum transmission power and send data. Simulation results demonstrate that this protocol increases the network performance and reduces energy consumption.
MAC;interference detection;directional antenna;power control;Ad Hoc network;
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