The analysis of power-controlled MAC layer for wireless ad hoc networks

Hazer Inaltekin, Zygmunt J. Haas

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In this paper, we study the improvement of power control in wireless ad hoc networks that use the DS-SS MAC layer protocol. We obtain the probability density function (PDF) and the cumulative density function (CDF) of the interference at a receiver node in a power-controlled network. We then use these PDF and CDF to compare the MAC layer performance of power-controlled and non-power-controlled networks. Packet success probability, expected hop length, expected energy spent per successful packet, and expected energy spent per meter per successful packet are the four performance metrics that we chose for the comparison. We show that the signal-strength power control does not increase the packing of the network nodes, but it does, however, reduce the power consumption by a factor between 3 and 4, for the same packet success probability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780379543
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2003-Fall - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Oct 20039 Oct 2003

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1090-3038


Conference2003 IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2003-Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • power control
  • ad hoc networks
  • MAC protocol
  • signal-strength power control


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