<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8083</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Manaseer,S.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Ould-Khaoua,M.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2005</YEAR><TITLE>A New Backoff Algorithm for MAC Protocol in MANETs</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>21st Annual UK Performance Engineering Workshop</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><PAGES>159-164</PAGES><LABEL>Manaseer:2005:8083</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>IEEE 802.11</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) uses The Binary Exponential Backoff (BEB). BEB uses a uniform random distribution to choose the backoff value that often leads to reducing the effect of window size increment. This paper introduces a modified logarithmic backoff algorithm that uses logarithmic increment instead of exponential extension of window size to eliminate the degrading effect of random number distribution. Results from simulation experiments reveal that the new algorithm achieves higher throughput when in a mobile ad hoc environment.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>