Wireless networks: cross-layer Mac design

Gyasi-Agyei, Amoakoh and Zhou, Hong (2008) Wireless networks: cross-layer Mac design. In: Encyclopedia of wireless and mobile communications. Taylor & Francis, United States, pp. 1424-1433. ISBN 978-1-4200-4326-6


A cross-layer medium access control (MAC) scheme is an ISO/OSI Layer 2 protocol which exploits
vertical information from any other layer in its decision making. MAC protocols arbitrate between multiple
users sharing a finite communications resource. Single-user systems do not need a MAC scheme. This entry
examines the basic philosophy underpinning the design of cross-layer protocols for wireless networks, and
how cross-layer protocol differs from traditional non-cross-layer protocols. The article concludes with a
case-study that applies neural network concepts to the design of cross-layer MAC protocols for single-hop
wireless networks using multicarrier OFDM transmissions.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2009 01:24
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless networks; MAC;
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1081/E-EWMC-120043472
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4892

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