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Best Node Selection Through Distributed Fast Variable Power Multiple Access

Yim, Raymond and Mehta, Neelesh B and Molisch, Andreas F (2008) Best Node Selection Through Distributed Fast Variable Power Multiple Access. In: IEEE International Conf. on Communications (ICC), Beijing, China, 19-23 May 2008 , Beijing .

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In many wireless applications, it is highly desirable to have a fast mechanism to resolve or select the packet from the user with the highest priority. Furthermore, individual priorities are often known only locally at the users. In this paper we introduce an extremely fast, local-information-based multiple access algorithm that selects the best node in 1.8 to 2.1 slots,which is much lower than the 2.43 slot average achieved by the best algorithm known to date. The algorithm, which we call Variable Power Multiple Access Selection (VP-MAS), uses the local channel state information from the accessing nodes to the receiver, and maps the priorities into the receive power.It is inherently distributed and scales well with the number of users. We show that mapping onto a discrete set of receive power levels is optimal, and provide a complete characterization for it. The power levels are chosen to exploit packet capture that inherently occurs in a wireless physical layer. The VP-MAS algorithm adjusts the expected number of users that contend in each step and their respective transmission powers, depending on whether previous transmission attempts resulted in capture,idle channel, or collision.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 05:40
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2011 05:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40601

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