Date Added: Mar 2012
In this paper, the authors propose a new protocol able to extend the wireless coverage by using an incentive approach for potential mobile relaying nodes. Indeed, the cost of cooperation can be expensive in terms of QoS and energy consumption which do not motivate the nodes to cooperate. They introduce an incentive approach in the scheduling algorithm in order to reward the cooperative nodes. The percentage of cooperation is considered in the QoS management in order to incite the border nodes to cooperate and then to extend the wireless area. Moreover, the monitoring mechanism is proposed to correctly evaluate the cooperation rate of each node.