An adaptive resource control mechanism in multi-hop ad-hoc networks

Y. Yang, Geert Heijenk, Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort

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    This paper presents an adaptive resource control mechanism for multi-hop ad-hoc network systems, which avoids bottleneck problems caused by the node-fairness property of IEEE 802.11. In our proposal, the feedback information from the downstream bottleneck, derived from Request-To-Send (RTS) and Clear-To-Send (CTS) messages is utilized to control the Transmission Opportunity (TXOP) limit of the upstream nodes for traffic balancing. The proposed mechanism is modelled control-theoretically using the 20-sim control system modelling tool, which has the advantage that results can be obtained in a fast and efficient way. Compared to systems without resource control, a higher throughput and lower delay can be achieved under a variety of traffic load conditions as well as in dynamic network environments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication9th IFIP international conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2011
    EditorsXavier Masip Bruin, Dominique Verchere, Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Marcelo Yannuzzi
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21559-9
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
    Event9th IFIP International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2011 - Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
    Duration: 15 Jun 201117 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference9th IFIP International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2011
    Abbreviated titleWWIC
    CityVilanova i la Geltrú


    • METIS-278727
    • EWI-20296
    • Resource control – multi-hop – 802.11 – RTS/CTS – TXOP
    • IR-77618

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