Performance Analysis of Reservation MAC Protocols for Ad-hoc Networks

  • Ghalem Boudour
  • Cédric Teyssié
  • Zoubir Mammeri
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 284)

Multimedia and real-time applications require bandwidth guarantees, which may be achieved by resource reservation. However, resource reservation in ad-hoc networks is a very challenging task due to the instability of radio channels, node mobility and lack of coordination between mobile nodes. Proposed reservation MAC protocols like CATA, FPRP, R-CSMA and SRMA/PA have limitations and are suitable only for particular situations. In this paper, we propose a comparative analysis of the most representative reservation MAC protocols. We identify the major issues unresolved by reservation MAC protocols. A performance evaluation and comparative analysis with the IEEE 802.11e are achieved through the NS-2 simulator.


Medium Access Control Traffic Load Medium Access Control Protocol Packet Delivery Ratio Traffic Class 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghalem Boudour
    • 1
  • Cédric Teyssié
    • 1
  • Zoubir Mammeri
    • 1
  1. 1.IRITPaul Sabatier UniversityToulouseFrance

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