Chapter 8: Multiple Access Control Strategies for Nanoscale Communications and Networking
Nowadays, communication technologies are breaking the boundaries of common wireless and wired channels towards innovative areas, aiming to go beyond traditional mediums to novel channels to extend the opportunities and increase the range of communicating devices. In this framework, nano-scale and molecular communications represent an interesting subject of investigation. The chapter focuses mainly on access control to the physical transmission medium. The channel access control mechanisms provided by the MAC layer are also known as a multiple access protocol.