ISSN : 1796-2021
Volume : 2    Issue : 6    Date : November 2007

Time Slot Assignment for Maximum Bandwidth in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Jianping Li and Yasushi Wakahara
Page(s): 56-64
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Time slot assignment is essential to provide the calculated bandwidth in a TDMA (Time Division
Multiple Access)-based mobile ad hoc network (MANET), which is a focus of attention of this paper
because of its collision-free packet transmission with QoS(Quality of Service) support. In this paper,
a new time slot assignment algorithm-SAGO (Slot Assignment by Global Overview) is proposed, by
which more available bandwidth can be obtained than conventional approximate solutions. SAGO
assigns time slots from a global overview, that is, time slot assignment is based on the usage of
global information such as finding of bottleneck of a route, tentative bandwidth evaluation of a route
and assignment of time slot according to the order of their free times in the concerned links. In
addition, SAGO’s effectiveness is proved by simulation results.

Index Terms
Ad hoc network, MANET, QoS, bandwidth guarantee, time slot assignment