Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 45 All articles Published: 25 September 2020 Article ID 0245
The IEEE 802.11ad-based wireless local area network (WLAN) has emerged out as a promising network technology that is capable of operating on millimetre wave spectrum. This network is being used in many applications and can be extended to serve many different streams of the networking industry. However,the network still has some glitches with respect to throughput, overhead, etc., which need to be handled to make it more reliable and efficient. In this paper, distributed directional cooperative medium access control (DDCoopMAC)protocol for improving variable bit rate (VBR) throughput in IEEE 802.11ad WLAN is proposed. In this protocol, information about network stations is intelligently collected; based on this, the relay stations are selected for transmission. Simulation results illustrate that this protocol aids in enhancing the throughput and reducing the related overhead. Also, simulation results show that the proposed DD-CoopMAC has given high throughput and less MAC delay compared with D-CoopMAC and IEEE 802.11ad.