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State-based channel selection in multi-channel wireless networks

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Authors
Phillips, Brian E.
Subjects
State-based Channel Selection
Multi-Channel Wireless Networks
Adaptive Channel Selection
Sensor Networks
Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Medium Access Control
Wireless Communication Networks.
Advisors
Tummala, Murali
McEachen, John
Date of Issue
2011-06
Date
Jun-11
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
In this thesis, we present an innovative scheme to favor the selection of M out of N available high-performing channels in multi-channel wireless networks through the application of states to individual channels. One channel selection scheme is random selection, which can lead to poor network performance when one or more data channels are disadvantaged. This is due to the inability of random selection to discriminate between high performing and disadvantaged channels. The novel proposed channel selection scheme is shown to perform nearly as well as the highest performing of N channels when one or more channels are disadvantaged. We develop a Markov-chain-based theoretical model and then present simulation results validating a significant performance increase of the proposed channel selection scheme.
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Thesis
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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