Time slot partitioning and random data hopping for TDD based multihop wireless networks

Hrishikesh Venkataraman, Abdurazak Mudesir, Sinan Sinanovic, Harald Haas

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    A multihop ad hoc wireless network with an interference avoidance model is analyzed for a time division duplex (TDD) air-interface. In accordance with the non-interference protocol, an exclusion region is defined around every communicating receiver wherein no other node except the desired transmitter can transmit. In a network comprising finite coverage area, the position of the communicating nodes determine the number of simultaneous communicating pairs and hence the overall system throughput. A random data hopping technique for a time slot (TS) partitioned system is proposed in this paper. In this technique, the number of TS(s) in the TDMA frame is increased by reducing the duration of each TS. Then, the time slots over which the transmission pairs of the end-to-end link communicate are randomly assigned over the time frame. This randomness combined with a high TS granularity results in an increased system throughput of up to 31% as compared to a system with low TS granularity
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationVTC2007 Spring
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781424402663
    Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2007


    • spread spectrum communication
    • wireless networks
    • protocols
    • throughput
    • TDD


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