Int. J. of Big Data Intelligence   »   2017 Vol.4, No.3

 

 

Title: Throughput enhancement of a novel hybrid-MAC protocol for M2M networks

 

Authors: Pawan Kumar Verma; Rajesh Verma; Arun Prakash; Rajeev Tripathi

 

Addresses:
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad-211004, India
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology and Management, Ghaziabad-201003, India
Department of Electronics and Communication, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad - 211004 (India)
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad-211004, India

 

Abstract: When the M2M devices communicate with each other within a group or cluster without any human intervention, this is called inter-M2M communications. Hence, there is a critical requirement of a scalable medium access control (MAC) protocol to enable multiple M2M devices to access the channel. For this purpose, contention or reservation-based MAC protocols can be used, but with multiple M2M devices, adaptability, and scalability become bottlenecks. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a novel hybrid-MAC protocol, which mainly consists of a contention interval (CI), and a data transmission interval (DTI). During CI, all the active M2M devices contend for the channel access. After contention, the successful devices win time-slots in DTI. The M2M devices are enabled with another proposed high throughput MAC (HT-MAC) protocol, and share data with each other within each time-slot during DTI. Simulation results show significant per time-slot throughput improvement as compared to IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol.

 

Keywords: machine-to-machine; M2M; contention; ubiquitous; IEEE 802.11 DCF; MAC protocol.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJBDI.2017.10006112

 

Int. J. of Big Data Intelligence, 2017 Vol.4, No.3, pp.149 - 160

 

Available online: 28 Jul 2017

 

 

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