Enhancement of Back off Algorithm in CSMA/CA
Vijaya Sagvekar1, Vidya Sagvekar2

1Vijaya R. Sagvekar, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Mumbai, M. Tech., Information Technology, NMIMS University, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
2Vidya R. Sagvekar Department of Electronics Engineering, Pune University, M.E. Electronics Telecommunication Engineering, Mumbai University, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.

Manuscript received on 21 November 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 November 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 November 2013 | PP: 102-107 | Volume-2 Issue-5, November 2013 | Retrieval Number: E0868112513/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are useful in environment where fixed network infrastructure is unavailable. To function normally, MANETs demand an efficient and distributed medium access control (MAC) protocol. However, characteristics of MANETs such as radio link vulnerability, mobility, limited power pose great challenges on MAC design. Through this report, firstly identifying the challenges that are facing MAC in MANETs. Then presenting discussion on the problems with IEEE 802.11, especially those relevant in a singlehop and multihop networks and various techniques that have been proposed to enhance the channel utilization of wireless networks.
Keywords: Medium Access Control (MAC), Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs), Quality of Service (QoS), Fairness, Energy Efficiency

Scope of the Article: Algorithm Engineering