Cross-Layered OFDMA-Based MAC and Routing Protocol for Multihop Adhoc Networks

International Conference on Computational Science and Applications, vol. 7971, pp. 157-172, Jun. 2013

Khanh Quang, Van Duc Nguyen, Trung Dung Nguyen, and Hyunseung Choo

Abstract

In this paper, a dynamic Sub-channel Assignment Algorithm (DSA) based on orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) technology operating in the time division duplexing (TDD) and a new routing protocol are proposed. The proposed of dynamic Sub-channel Assignment Algorithm solves several drawbacks of existing radio resource allocation techniques in OFDM system used in ad-hoc and multi-hop networks, such as the hidden and exposed node problem, mobility, co-channels interference in frequency (CCI). An interference avoidance mechanism allows the system to reduce CCI and to operate with full frequency re-use. The proposed routing protocol is jointed with the MAC protocol based the algorithm to ensure the mobility and multi-hop, thus the quality of service in ad-hoc and multi-hop networks is significantly improved.

 

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