Title: A novel power control MAC protocol for mobile ad hoc networks

Authors: Hairong Yan, Jie Li, Guoji Sun, Sghaier Guizani, Hsiao-Hwa Chen

Addresses: Computer Engineering and Science School, Xi'an Technological University, China. ' Department of Computer Science, SIE, University of Tsukuba, Japan. ' Systems Engineering Institute, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. ' Electrical Engineering Department, University of Quebec, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. ' Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Abstract: Power control is a critical issue to implement Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). This paper presents a novel power control protocol, namely the Optimistic Power Control MAC (OPCM) protocol for its possible application in MANETs. The OPCM protocol works by increasing power level in the retransmission stage to guarantee the DATA reception, rather than controlling the power in the initial transmission stage. It will be shown through comprehensive computer simulations that the proposed OPCM protocol is energy efficient, while still being able to maintain a high throughput for MANETs.

Keywords: power control; MAC protocol; simulation; mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; mobile networks; retransmission stage; medium access control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2008.022707

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2008 Vol.4 No.4, pp.230 - 237

Published online: 25 Jan 2009 *

Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article