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A Survey On Mac Protocols For Wireless Multimedia Networks

Author(s): S.P.V.Subba Rao | S. Venkata Chalam | D.Sreenivasa Rao

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering Survey
ISSN 0976-3252

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Medium Access control | Multimedia networks | TDMA | CDMA | and WCDMA.

This article presents a survey on medium access control protocols for wireless multimedia networks. Abasic overview of MAC protocol concepts is presented, and a framework is developed for comparisons.The MAC protocols covered in this article include Random Access protocols, Contention less protocols,TDMA CDMA, third-generation WCDMA schemes and Hybrid protocols proposed for wirelessMultimedia Networks. The operation of each protocol is explained, and its advantages and disadvantagesare presented. Finally, a qualitative comparative outline of the discussed protocols is provided.
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