Cooperative Wireless Networking Using Software Defined Radio
This paper describes a novel architecture in wireless communication referred to as micro cooperative communication and advocates the need of software defined radio to support this kind of architecture. Currently wireless communication is approaching the so called Fourth Generation (4G). Higher data rates for the end terminals are the main goal of the next generation. Unfortunately, this goal can only be achieved by larger energy consumption and more complex terminal design. In a novel architecture for wireless communication is motivated to overcome the aforementioned described problems. Instead of the old fashioned peer to peer communication between base station and each terminal using a cellular link, where each terminal is operating autonomously, cooperation among terminals is introduced.