Finding the Optimal MAC Protocol for Low-Power High Data Rate Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Networks

Mohd Zin, Mohd Shahril Izuan (2008) Finding the Optimal MAC Protocol for Low-Power High Data Rate Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Networks. In: 9th Annual Postgraduate Symposium 2008 (PGNet 2008), 23-24 Jun 2008, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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In this paper, we explore the possibility of designing an optimal medium access control (MAC) layer for high data rate ultra-wideband (UWB) transmission systems that transmit very little power especially in mobile devices. MAC in UWB wireless networks is necessary to coordinate channel access among competing devices. The unique UWB characteristics offer great challenges and opportunities in effective UWB MAC design. We first study the background of UWB and available MAC protocols that have been used in UWB. Secondly, we analyse the power consumption for UWB in mobile devices based on competing short-range wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as references. Finally we present the key issue that will be considered in the design of an optimal MAC layer that will fully exploit UWB potential as a low-power, high data rate, short range wireless transmission system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering > Department of Telecommunication Engineering
Depositing User: En. Mohd Shahril Izuan Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 04:52
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 02:38
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