Slow start backoff algorithm for ad-hoc wireless networks

Der Jiunn Deng, Han Chieh Chao, Hsiao Hwa Chen

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Binary exponential backoff (BEB) algorithm, the defacto standard contention resolution algorithm providing collision avoidance over ad hoc wireless networks, has several technical limitations. For instance, high collision rate problem, unfair channel access, and throughput degradation are several widely known issues. In this paper, a self-adaptive backoff algorithm, namely slow start backoff (SSB) algorithm, is proposed and analyzed for ad hoc networks. Numerical results show that the proposed SSB algorithm outperforms the legacy BEB algorithm. In addition to the theoretical analysis, simulations were conducted to verify the analysis, showing that the proposed scheme works very well in ad hoc wireless networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 2010 Dec 62010 Dec 10

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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