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Enhanced IEEE 802.11 MAC Protocol for Precision Formation Flying-Based Distributed Spacecraft

Liang, K and Zhao, L and Liu, Y and Liu, Q and Yang, K and Sun, Z (2014) 'Enhanced IEEE 802.11 MAC Protocol for Precision Formation Flying-Based Distributed Spacecraft.' Wireless Personal Communications, 79 (1). 375 - 388. ISSN 0929-6212

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© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. In order to support precision formation flying missions, distributed spacecraft require inter-spacecraft communications with required performance. We present a hierarchical network architecture that supports both time-criticality for updating relative navigation measurements and flexibility for implementing various phases of mission operations. The architecture incorporates a reactive routing protocol with timely topology status, an enhanced IEEE 802.11 media access control protocol meeting the quality of service requirements, and single carrier-frequency domain equalization technique for reducing energy consumption. Our simulation results show that the proposed network architecture provides a fair tradeoff between time-criticality of services and flexibility of network topology among spacecraft.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 14:00
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:18

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