Distributed Spatial Reuse Time Divison Multiple Access - Algorithm Description


  • Arwid Komulainen
  • Jimmi Grönkvist
  • Ulf Sterner

Publish date: 2014-11-26

Report number: FOI-R--3960--SE

Pages: 36

Written in: English


  • ad hoc networks
  • distributed
  • scheduling


In this report we give an overview of the Spatial Reuse Time Division Multiple Access (STDMA) algorithms presented in current literature. We list the requirements that should be fulfilled by STDMA algorithms in order to make them viable in military networks. Seeing as none of the algorithms currently available meet the requirements listed, we present an STDMA algorithm developed at FOI that is tailored to military ad hoc networks. The algorithm presented is a fully distributed, traffic adaptive algorithm, able to generate schedules with spatial reuse in mobile networks. This STDMA algorithm can be of great use in simulation studies and in performance evaluations and comparisons of commercially available solutions.