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MAC Centered Cooperation - Synergistic Design of Network Coding, Multi-Packet Reception, and Improved Fairness to Increase Network Throughput

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dc.contributor.author Cloud, Jason M.
dc.contributor.author Zeger, Linda
dc.contributor.author Medard, Muriel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T15:05:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T15:05:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.date.submitted 2011-07
dc.identifier.issn 0733-8716
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73926
dc.description 19 Jul 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract We design a cross-layer approach to aid in developing a cooperative solution using multi-packet reception (MPR), network coding (NC), and medium access (MAC). We construct a model for the behavior of the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol and apply it to key small canonical topology components and their larger counterparts. The results obtained from this model match the available experimental results with fidelity. Using this model, we show that fairness allocation by the 802.11 MAC can significantly impede performance; hence, we devise a new MAC that not only substantially improves throughput, but provides fairness to flows of information rather than to nodes. We show that cooperation between NC, MPR, and our new MAC achieves super-additive gains of up to 6.3 times that of routing with the standard 802.11 MAC. Furthermore, we extend the model to analyze our MAC's asymptotic and throughput behaviors as the number of nodes increases or the MPR capability is limited to only a single node. Finally, we show that although network performance is reduced under substantial asymmetry or limited implementation of MPR to a central node, there are some important practical cases, even under these conditions, where MPR, NC, and their combination provide significant gains. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. Dept. of Defense (Air Force Contract FA8721-05-C-0002) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Presidential Fellowship en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Information Systems of ASD(R&E) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/jsac.2012.120213 en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ en_US
dc.source arXiv en_US
dc.title MAC Centered Cooperation - Synergistic Design of Network Coding, Multi-Packet Reception, and Improved Fairness to Increase Network Throughput en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cloud, Jason, Linda M. Zeger, and Muriel Medard. “MAC Centered Cooperation - Synergistic Design of Network Coding, Multi-Packet Reception, and Improved Fairness to Increase Network Throughput.” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 30.2 (2012): 341–349. en_US
dc.contributor.department Lincoln Laboratory en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Cloud, Jason M.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Zeger, Linda
dc.contributor.mitauthor Medard, Muriel
dc.relation.journal IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Author's final manuscript en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Cloud, Jason; Zeger, Linda M.; Medard, Muriel en


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