Date Added: May 2012
A lot of works have been dedicated towards understanding the relationship between throughput capacity and packet delay in Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs). However, nearly all these works either assume a localized transmission range, or report the relationship between throughput capacity and packet delay only in terms of the number of users. It remains largely unknown for such a fundamental relationship in terms of other network parameters, like the packet redundancy and node transmission range. As a first step towards this end, in this paper the authors derive closed-from expressions for throughput capacity and delivery delay under a general setting of node transmission range and also a generalized two-hop relay with limited packet redundancy.