Section: Research Program
Medium sharing in wireless systems has received substantial attention throughout the last decade. HiPERCOM2 has provided models to compare TDMA and CSMA. HiPERCOM2 has also studied how network nodes must be positioned to optimize the global throughput.
EVA pursues modeling tasks to compare access protocols, including multi-carrier access, adaptive CSMA (particularly in VANETs), as well as directional and multiple antennas. There is a strong need for determinism in industrial networks. The EVA team focuses particularly on scheduled medium access in the context of deterministic industrial networks; this involves optimizing the joint time slot and channel assignment. Distributed approaches are considered, and the EVA team determines their limits in terms of reliability, latency and throughput. Furthermore, adaptivity to application or environment changes are taken into account.