Capacity-Optimized Access Scheduling Control for Heterogeneous MANETs with MIMO Links

Haixia Cui, Wanmei Feng
2017 Communications and Network  
Multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technique can significantly improve transmission reliability and bandwidth efficiency in wireless networks. However, many upper layer aspects of MIMO links, especially in mobile networks with heterogeneous antennas and strong interference environments, need further investigation. In this paper, we study its impact on medium access and network capacity. Since MIMO links can enhance physical layer capacity and co-channel interference suppression that
more » ... ppression that affects network access scheduling directly, we develop a capacity-optimized access scheduling control (COASC) scheme for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) with MIMO links. We formulate the distributed scheduling taking the key of optimization into design to improve the network capacity and transmission reliability. Simulation results are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
doi:10.4236/cn.2017.92009 fatcat:7aqhqhdrcfb23d6uuk7leekpya