Testbed implementation of the meta-MAC protocol

Nathaniel Flick, Domenico Garlisi, Violet Syrotiuk, Ilenia Tinnirello

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Abstract

The meta-MAC protocol is a systematic and automatic method to dynamically combine any set of existing MAC protocols into a single higher layer MAC protocol. We present a proof-of-concept implementation of the meta-MAC protocol by utilizing a programmable wireless MAC processor (WMP) on top of a commodity wireless card in combination with a host-level software module. The implementation allows us to combine, with certain constraints, a number of protocols each represented as an extended finite state machine. To illustrate the combination principle, we combine protocols of the same type but with varying parameters in a wireless mesh network. Specifically, we combine TDMA protocols with all possible slot assignments. We demonstrate that an implementation of the meta-MAC protocol over the WMP rapidly converges to non-conflicting TDMA slot assignments for the nodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages580-585
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467399555
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2016
Event35th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2016Apr 14 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Volume2016-September
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other35th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/10/164/14/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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