Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

Publication Date

9-9-2007

Abstract

This thesis looks at the problem of interference when Power Control is applied to maximize the network capacity. In ad hoc networks, the RTS/CTS dialog or virtual carrier sensing is less effective since a transmission takes place over three ranges: interference range, carrier sense range and transmission range. The values of interference range do not interrupt a transmission if it is close to noise floor, however the carrier sense range is capable of disrupting a transmission. Location, packet size and the traffic must be considered as important parameters in power control protocols. The majority of the work is focused at the physical and link layers.

Keywords

Wireless communication systems, Ad hoc networks (Computer networks)

Document Type

Thesis

Language

English

Degree Name

Computer Engineering

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Shu, Wennie

First Committee Member (Chair)

Pattichis, Marios S.

Second Committee Member

Heileman, Gregory L.

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