Mac enhancement for high speed communications in the 802.15.3c mmwave wpan

Chang Woo Pyo, Fumihide Kojima, Junyi Wang, Hiroshi Harada, Shuzo Kato

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Millimeter-wave (mmWave) is highly focused as a powerful mean enabling to perform very high data transmission. This paper proposes the enhancement of media access control (MAC) for the mmWave WPAN. The existing MACs have limits to achieve high data transmission over 1-2 Gbps by reasons of the low frame transmission efficiency and the high overhead of signal exchanges. In addition, the transmitting frames need to be protected in a poor channel condition for the high quality of service. The proposed MAC provides frame aggregation with unequal error protection (UEP) and block acknowledgment (Blk-ACK), which can solve the problems of the existing MACs and guarantee the high quality of service. Our theoretical throughput analysis shows that the proposed MAC does the high throughput enhancement compared to the existing MACs and achieves the MAC throughput over 2Gbps in the mmWave WPAN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-841
Number of pages17
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec


  • MAC throughput
  • Media access control (MAC)
  • Millimeter-wave
  • WPAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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