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On improving the extended Aloha Protocol for broadband Powerline Communications networks with light and heavy disturbances

Chiras, T., Koutsakis, P.ORCID: 0000-0002-4168-0888 and Paterakis, M. (2007) On improving the extended Aloha Protocol for broadband Powerline Communications networks with light and heavy disturbances. In: Third International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS) 2007, 19 - 25 June 2007, Athens, Greece

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Abstract

Powerline communications (PLC) are currently being considered as an alternative for high-speed data communications and Internet access. With multiple outlets in almost every room, power lines are already the most pervasive network in the home or small office. This work presents a new medium access control (MAC) protocol for the "last mile" access PLC networks. Via an extensive simulation study, our protocol is compared to a well-known protocol from the literature in terms of the efficiency of the transmission of short messages; our protocol is shown to excel both in network utilization and in the average signaling delay required for the completion of the transmission request procedure, in both the cases of a lightly and heavily disturbed PLC network.

Item Type: Conference Paper
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31065
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