FM-MAC: A novel MAC protocol for in-band full-duplex systems that use multipacket reception

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


This paper proposes a new random access Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol, named as Full-duplex Multipacket reception Medium Access Control (FM-MAC), which jointly uses In-band Full-Duplex (FDX) and MultiPacket Reception (MPR) techniques. The protocol was designed to maximize the spectral efficiency by combining the FDX doubling potential and the MPR capability to handle interference due to concurrent transmissions. A cross-layer approach was followed: FM-MAC selects the transmission mode and defines the transmission power to maximize throughput, guaranteeing a minimal bandwidth for mobile terminals (MTs) that cannot use FDX. The performance was evaluated using simulations with 10 MTs, which studied the influence of the load in different combinations of FDX and half-duplex (HDX) MTs. The results show that replacing HDX MTs for FDX increases the throughput 33% and reduces the delay, as long as, the system does not enter into saturation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-9526-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201510 Dec 2015


ConferenceIEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • In-band Full-Duplex
  • Infrastructured wireless networks
  • MAC protocols
  • Multipacket Reception


Dive into the research topics of 'FM-MAC: A novel MAC protocol for in-band full-duplex systems that use multipacket reception'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this