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MANET, MAC, Co-operation, Helper-Feedback, Reliable
A novel multirate media access control based co-operative scheme has been proposed. It has been observed that any co-operative scheme gives a better performance only if the helper nodes selected to, relay the transmission from source to destination are reliable enough. Murad Khalid et.al has already proposed a protocol  where more than one helper nodes are selected to improve the reliability, so that if one fails the other can be used as a backup. But in this paper focus is on selection of reliable helpers. If a helper node has a high data rate, has successfully relayed traffic in the past and also has some minimum amount of energy left , not only for relaying traffic for others but also to conduct its own transmissions, then it acts as a suitable candidate to be chosen as a helper node. Such a co-operatives scheme enhances the throughput, reliability and overall performance of the network.Simulation has been conducted to show that the proposed scheme performs better than the
Nidhi Newalkar, Piyush Kumar Shukla, Sanjay Silakari, "Helper Feedback based Medium Access Control Protocol: A Reliable Co-operative MAC Scheme for MANET", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.7, no.2, pp.50-58, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2015.02.06
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