A Power Dissipation Comparison of the R-TDMA and the Slotted-Aloha Wireless MAC protocols

G.R.J. Linnenbank

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    In this paper two wireless multiple-access protocols are compared by their power dissipation for the uplink traffic of a wireless networks. After briefly discussing the behaviour of the Slotted Aloha protocol (Abramson, 1985) and the R-TDMA protocol (Linnenbank, 1995), we estimate the energy that is dissipated by the protocols to trasmit a packet. We will show that for general loads, the power dissipation of the R-TDMA protocol is far less than that of the Slotted Aloha protocol.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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    • IR-20249

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