Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Performance analysis and cooperative protocol design for contention-based wireless networks
Author: Guo, Tao
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 8285
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Traditional perspectives derived from wired networks treat each user as an individual and are subject to a layered architecture which is unnecessarily restrictive as it ignores two key characteristics of wireless medium: broadcast nature and spatial diversity. Inspired by the recent idea of cooperative communication, it is realised that intelligent cooperation among nodes may significantly improve network performance by exploiting the above physical characteristics. The popular IEEE 802.11 protocol has been widely deployed in public due to its simple but effective distributed contention-based access mechanism. It is essential to incorporate cooperation into contention-based networks to exploit the benefits of cooperation while keeping the effectiveness of the contention-based access mechanism.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available