Incentive Compatible Medium Access Control in Wireless Networks

The current IEEE 802.11 medium access control standard is being deployed in coffee shops, airports and even across major cities. The terminals accessing these wi-fi access points do not belong to the same entity, as in corporate networks, but are usually individually owned and operated…

Author: BenAmmar, Nassir

Source: University of Maryland

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1 Introduction
1.1 Related Work
2 The Distributed Coordination Function of IEEE 802.11
2.1 Exponential Backooff Mechanism
2.2 Shortfalls of the Random Back off Time
3 Bayesian Games and Protocol Design
3.1 Random Access Nash Equilibrium
3.2 The Revelation Principle
3.3 Truth Telling Second Price Auction
3.4 Vickrey Auction and Time Slot Allocation
4 Incentive Compatible Medium Access Control
4.1 Control Packets
4.2 Time Slot Valuation
5 ICMAC Performance and Design Parameters
5.1 Performance
5.1.1 IEEE 802.11 Markov Chain Model
5.2 Design
5.2.1 Fragment Size
5.2.2 Number of Slots per Round
6 Simulation Results
6.1 ICMAC Design
6.2 Multiple Packet Scheduling
6.3 ICMAC vs IEEE 802.11
6.4 Communication Cost
6.4.1 Same User Types
6.4.2 Different User Types and Qos
7 Conclusion 60

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