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Throughput-delay characteristics of 0CUM protocol for media access in multihop wireless networks with buffers

Chockalingam, A and Venkataram, P and Prabhakar, A (1994) Throughput-delay characteristics of 0CUM protocol for media access in multihop wireless networks with buffers. In: Computer Communications, 17 (6). pp. 419-427.

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In this paper, we present the throughput and delay perfor- mance of a busy tone-based media access protocol in wireless networks with buffers at each node for the queueing of messages. Partially connected static topologies with a finite number of nodes that are globally synchronized to the slot duration are considered. Each node has unlimited buffer resources for transit messages and limited buffer capacity for newly arriving entry messages. The input buffer limiting policy rejects new message arrivals when the total number of queued messages (including entry and transit messages) exceeds a finite buffer threshold L at each node. Messages are serviced on a first-come-first-served basis. Simulation results for fully connected, ring, bus, multiconnected ring, square lattice and other arbitrary topologies are presented. The protocol offers constant throughput of the order of 0.8-0.9 at high arrival rates in a fully connected network. Throughput is found to improve at low arrival rates as the value of L is increased. However, the improvement becomes marginal for L > 4. For other multihop topologies like ring, bus, multiconnected ring and square lattice, the throughput performance improves beyond unity due to spatial reuse.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Computer Communications
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs Elsevier.
Keywords: Protocol performance;Throughput-delay characteristics;OCUM;Multihop wireless networks
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7973

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