Cooperative communications in multihop networking: a case study based on the IEEE 802.11 protocol


This paper combines multi-hop networking with single-hop cooperative communications. The solution is built upon the standard IEEE 802.11 protocol operating in the ad hoc mode. A simulation based comparison is carried out in order to evaluate the performance gains and benefit of cooperative communications applied to multi-hop networking. Preliminary results indicate that network performance in terms of both throughput and end-to-end delay improves. Additionally, cooperative communications increases robustness against uncertainties in the wireless channel.


"This research is supported in part by NSF grants No. ECS-0225528 and CNS-0435429"


MultiHop networking, IEEE 802.11 (Standard), Cooperative communications


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