[Tinyos-help] Custom MAC Implementation Question

Brett Parsons brettmac.parsons at nf.sympatico.ca
Wed Sep 28 03:01:43 PDT 2005

Hi Michael,

The idea I had was that if only one node in the network can send at a 
time, it would eliminate the hidden terminal problem.  TinyOS already 
has CSMA/CA so any nodes within communication range should rarely ever 
send colliding packets.  Since TOSSIM uses a "global clock" (at least, 
that's my understanding), all nodes in my network should have 
syncronized time.  This suggestion was really the simplest thing I could 
come up with to solve the problems I've been having with hidden 
terminals, etc.  Any any suggestions would certainly be welcomed :)


Michael Schippling wrote:

> ah-cha. _that_ hidden terminal problem...
> I should know to Go-to-Google first. thanks.
> So...I don't see how one could do a time slicing
> thing to get around that. Would be glad to hear
> the details.
> MS
> Philip Levis wrote:
>> On Sep 27, 2005, at 5:50 PM, Michael Schippling wrote:
>>> what's a "hidden terminal" problem? and other issues?
>>> (not to question your architectural decisions, but WTF?)
>> http://www.google.com/search?q=hidden+terminal+problem
>> Phil

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