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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
bharghav@cs.berkeley. edu
Alan Demers Scott Shenker Lixia Zhang
Palo Alto Research Center
Xerox Corporation
{demers, shenker, lixia}@parc.xerox. com
In recent years, a wide variety of mobile computing devices
has emerged, including portables, palmtops, and personal
digit al assistants. Providing adequate network connectivity y
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 first proposed by
Karn [9] and later refined by Biba [3] which uses an RTS-
CTS-DATA packet exchange and binary exponential back-


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Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences