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Efficient Medium Access Control for broadband Powerline Communications networks

Chiras, T., Koutsakis, P.ORCID: 0000-0002-4168-0888 and Paterakis, M. (2007) Efficient Medium Access Control for broadband Powerline Communications networks. In: 2007 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 22 - 26 April 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada pp. 625-630.

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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 long 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
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2007 IEEE
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