Performance evaluation of Receiver Directed Transmission protocol with a single transceiver in MANETs

Nawaf S. Mirza, Mohamed A. Abdelshafy, Peter John Beaufoy King

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Utilising multiple channels can increase the wireless ad hoc network capacity. Receiver Directed Transmission protocol (RDT) is designed to provide multichannel access using a single radio interface. RDT introduces a clever approach to support channel assignment and negotiation without relying on a control channel or time synchronisation. Protocols based on the RDT scheme normally use an extra radio interface, dual home channel or time synchronisation to overcome the expected issues in RDT, such as, hidden terminal and deafness problems. This paper demonstrates that using RDT with a single radio and single home channel it is still possible to increase the network capacity. Additionally, the paper investigates the effect of node density, mobility and number of available channels on RDT performance. NS-2 simulator is used to evaluate the proposed scheme. Simulation results confirm that using multichannel RDT scheme can effectively increase the throughput, the packet delivery ratio and reduce the delay compared to single channel protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Wireless Days
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509058563
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2017
Event2017 Wireless Days - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 29 Mar 201731 Mar 2017


Conference2017 Wireless Days
Abbreviated titleWD 2017


  • MAC protocol
  • Multichannel wireless network
  • Receiver Direct Transmission
  • Single Transceiver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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