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FH-MAC: A Multi-Channel Hybrid MAC Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks

Tandjaoui, Djamel; Doudou, Messaoud; Romdhani, Imed


Djamel Tandjaoui

Messaoud Doudou


In this article, the authors propose a new hybrid MAC protocol named H-MAC for wireless mesh networks. This protocol combines CSMA and TDMA schemes according to the contention level. In addition, it exploits channel diversity and provides a medium access control method that ensures the QoS requirements. Using ns-2 simulator, we have implemented and compared H-MAC with other MAC protocol used in Wireless Network. The results showed that H-MAC performs better compared to Z-MAC.


Tandjaoui, D., Doudou, M., & Romdhani, I. (2009). FH-MAC: A Multi-Channel Hybrid MAC Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks. International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing, 1(4), 40-56.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-10
Deposit Date Apr 3, 2014
Print ISSN 1938-0259
Electronic ISSN 1938-0267
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 4
Pages 40-56
Keywords MAC protocol; H-MAC; wireless mesh networks; CSMA; TDMA schemes;
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