Smart Communications

Prioritized Random MAC Strategies


When a massive number of devices share the same channel resources, there is an obvious need for networks to be opportunistically designed with adaptive and distributed protocols. In this context, random medium access control (MAC) protocols have received a lot of attention since they do not require explicit coordination between wireless network users. At the same time, when different classes of sources compete for a common channel a prioritized allocation of available resources among sources is necessary in order to optimize the overall network utility. We then study prioritized random MAC strategies for systems with sources with different levels of importance, proposing effective optimizations of multi-sources resource allocation strategies.

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