AT-MAC : A novel full duplex MAC design for achieving asymmetric transmission

Zhijie MA, Qinglin ZHAO, Yu ZENG, Huan ZHANG, Hong Ning DAI

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Wireless Full-duplex technique can significantly improve system throughput of a wireless network. Most existing full-duplex-supporting wireless MAC schemes only achieve symmetric transmission (i.e., the uplink throughput of a node is equal to its downlink throughput). However, in reality, the uplink and downlink traffic is often asymmetric. In this paper, we propose a novel MAC scheme called AT-MAC to achieve asymmetric transmission. In AT-MAC, upon receiving a packet, a receiver determines whether to execute a reverse transmission to the peer or to initiate a new transmission to a third node, according to the peer’s uplink and downlink requirements. Extensive simulations verify that the proposed design is feasible and efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile and Wireless Technologies 2016
EditorsKuinam J. Kim, Nikolai Joukov, Naruemon Wattanapongsakorn
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH and Co. KG
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789811014086
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Mobile and Wireless Technology, ICMWT 2016 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 23 May 201626 May 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile and Wireless Technology, ICMWT 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island

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  • Asymmetric transmission
  • Full duplex
  • WLANs


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