LAW: A Novel Mechanism for Addressing Hidden Terminal Problem in LTE-U and Wi-Fi Networks

Baswade, Anand M and Atif, Touheed Anwar and Tamma, Bheemarjuna Reddy and Antony, Franklin (2018) LAW: A Novel Mechanism for Addressing Hidden Terminal Problem in LTE-U and Wi-Fi Networks. IEEE Communications Letters, 22 (6). pp. 1280-1283. ISSN 1089-7798


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Recently, the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) has gained a lot of attention. One of the daunting tasks before any such employment was to ensure the fair sharing of unlicensed spectrum between LTE-U and Wi-Fi radio access technologies (RATs), which now seems to be well addressed in the literature. However, along with fair sharing, the efficient utilization of unlicensed spectrum is also of profound significance, which pushes the need for coordination between LTE-U and Wi-Fi. Hence, this letter proposes a novel LTE-U and Wi-Fi (LAW) inter-RAT coordination mechanism for a more efficient utilization of the unlicensed spectrum. The aim is to address the inter-RAT hidden terminal problem between LTE-U and Wi-Fi and, thereby, offer better spectral efficiency. We modify the regular clear-to-send (CTS)-to-self frame and suggest the transmissions of modified CTS-to-self from LTE-U nodes to solve this hidden terminal issue. Further gains are extracted by allowing the simultaneous transmissions of LTE-U and Wi-Fi whenever possible.

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Tamma, Bheemarjuna ReddyUNSPECIFIED
Antony, FranklinUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hidden terminal, Wi-Fi, LTE-U, CTS-to-Self
Subjects: Computer science
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 07:07
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 10:02
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