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MACAW: A Media Access Protocol for Wireless LAN's Vaduvur Bharghavan

Summary: MACAW: A Media Access Protocol for Wireless LAN's
Vaduvur Bharghavan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California at Berkeley
Alan Demers Scott Shenker Lixia Zhang
Palo Alto Research Center
Xerox Corporation
fdemers, shenker, lixiag@parc.xerox.com
In recent years, a wide variety of mobile computing devices
has emerged, including portables, palmtops, and personal
digital assistants. Providing adequate network connectivity
for these devices will require a new generation of wireless
LAN technology. In this paper we study media access pro-
tocols for a single channel wireless LAN being developed at
Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center. We start
with the MACA media access protocol rst proposed by
Karn 9] and later re ned by Biba 3] which uses an RTS-
CTS-DATA packet exchange and binary exponential back-


Source: Amir, Yair - Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University


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