Prototyping Collision-free MAC Protocols in Real Hardware

During the past year, I have been involved in enhancing the capabilities of Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Enhanced Collision Avoidance (CSMA/ECA).

CSMA/ECA is a totally-distributed collision-free MAC protocol. More on post: [1].

We have recently performed its first real-hardware implementation with the help of OpenFWWF.

I have compiled a very much detailed step-by-step guide on how to replicate our results.

This is just the first attempt.

Regards.

L.

Posted under: CSMA/CA, CSMA/ECA, MAC, OpenFWWF, WiFi