Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Doug Jacobson

Abstract

In today's networks, IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi is commonplace. While providing great ease of use and mobility, IEEE 802.11 also has many flaws. One of these is contention. Contention is the means that wireless stations compete to determine who gets to transmit. During the contention times, the medium is sitting idle. Idle time equates to wasted bandwidth. This research presents a novel technique to eliminate contention in a wireless network while actually increasing sustained throughput by the use of Direct Sequence Spread-Spectrum Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA).

Copyright Owner

Bryan Plass

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

67 pages

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