Analysis of Intra-Flow Interference in Opportunistic Large Array Transmission for Strip Networks

Date Added: May 2012
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The Opportunistic Large Array (OLA), a simple form of concurrent cooperative transmission that extends range, is known to provide fast and reliable broadcasting of a single packet on both disk- and strip-shaped networks. This paper studies multi-packet OLA transmission within a single flow along a strip-shaped network, which also models an OLA-based cooperative route in a large multi-hop network. One packet makes interference on many other packets in the same flow, which generally retards OLA sizes for all packets, and can cause some packets to die off.