Journal article

MAC protocol for indoor optical wireless networks

S Edirisinghe, C Lim, A Nirmalathas, E Wong, C Ranaweera, K Wang, K Alameh

IET Communications | Institution of Engineering and Technology | Published : 2019

Abstract

Optical wireless communication has emerged as a promising candidate for future high data rate indoor applications such as virtual reality. Even though physical layer of optical wireless networks has rapidly developed during last decade, upper layer architecture that harness the physical layer capabilities has not yet been developed in the same pace. To this end, the authors develop a novel contention-based medium access control (MAC) protocol that accompanies a service differentiation mechanism and a dynamic contention window tuning algorithm. The proposed service differentiation mechanism can identify the diverse traffic types and facilitate their throughput and delay requirements. To add m..

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