Testbed implementation of the meta-MAC protocol

Domenico Garlisi, Ilenia Tinnirello, Nathaniel Flick, Violet R. Syrotiuk

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The meta-MAC protocol is a systematic and automatic method to dynamically combine any set of existing MAC protocols into a single higher layer MAC protocol. We present a proof-of-concept implementation of the meta-MAC protocol by utilizing a programmable wireless MAC processor (WMP) on top of a commodity wireless card in combination with a host-level software module. The implementation allows us to combine, with certain constraints, a number of protocols each represented as an extended finite state machine. To illustrate the combination principle, we combine protocols of the same type but with varying parameters in a wireless mesh network. Specifically, we combine TDMA protocols with all possible slot assignments. We demonstrate that an implementation of the meta-MAC protocol over the WMP rapidly converges to non-conflicting TDMA slot assignments for the nodes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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