MAC Layer Design for a MANET

Communications Engineering Lab
Kreuzstr. 11, Zi.

Stichworte: MANET, MAC, Waveform



/Arbeiten/uploaded/250adhoc_multihop.jpgMobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) can be described as a collection of wireless devices, which have to communicate with each other without any centralized authority. Each device in a MANET is free to move in any direction, and will therefore change its links to other devices. The fact that all devices are at the same hierarchical level and each of them has finite energy makes the design of an MANET a challenging task. In fact, many factors have to be considered, and the design must simultaneously involve multiple layers of the protocol stack, from Physical (PHY) to application layer.
The aim of this thesis is to design a Media Access Control (MAC) layer for MANET waveforms. The design can be geared to existing MAC designs but should achieve the special MANET requirements. The communication scenario can reach from rural urban (LOS) to bad urban (NLOS) terrain. The PHY will be a burst-based single carrier waveform.



1. Make oneself familiar with a topics MANET and MAC layer design
2. Investigation on the given scenario, identifying the main constraints
3. Design of the MAC
4. Test and performance analysis


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