Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 1008–1019 | Cite as

Power Control Based Multiuser Full-Duplex MAC Protocol for the Next Generation Wireless Networks

  • Qiao Qu
  • Bo Li
  • Mao YangEmail author
  • Zhongjiang Yan


Continuously increasing the data rate in wireless networks is required to satisfy the ever-increasing service demands. Full-duplex (FD), a promising technology for wireless networks, is able to double the data rate theoretically. Although several researchers study the physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) protocols of FD technology, there are few study focusing on the multiuser MAC protocol design for the next generation wireless networks. In this paper, a power control (PC) based multiuser FD MAC protocol, named PC MU-FuPlex, is proposed. Moreover, the probability of establishing FD link is formulated specifically. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed MAC protocol significantly improves the saturation throughput up to 200% compared to that without PC in higher modulation.


Full-duplex Multiuser MAC WLAN Power control OFDMA IEEE 802.11ax 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundations of CHINA (Grant No. 61771390, No. 61771392, No. 61501373, and No. 61271279), the National Science and Technology Major Project (Grant No. 2016ZX03001018-004), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 3102017ZY018).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronics and InformationNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China

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