Analysis of Frequency Channel Division Strategy for CSMA/CA with RTS/CTS Mechanism


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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 5 (December 2014) > List of articles

Special issue ICST 2014

Analysis of Frequency Channel Division Strategy for CSMA/CA with RTS/CTS Mechanism

Baher MAWLAWI / Jean-Baptiste DORÉ / Nikolai LEBEDEV / Jean-Marie GORCE

Keywords : Carrier senses multiple access/collision avoidance (CSMA/CA), Frequency channel division, RTS/CTS, MAC protocol

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1-5, DOI:

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Published Online: 15-February-2020



In this work we study the collision probability, saturation throughput and statistical delay for the carrier sense multiple access collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) protocol with request to send and clear to send (RTS/CTS) mechanism in the case of frequency channel division. We propose in this paper a modified version of CSMA/CA-RTS/CTS to be compatible with thechannelrepartitiontechniqueandweprovethatanimportant gain is introduced in terms of system performance especially for loaded networks. Simulations highlight that dividing the channel into independent sub-channels reduces drastically the RTS collision probability. Moreover, a gain in terms of saturation throughput and delay is shown especially in dense networks.

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