Design and Analysis for Reliable Broadcast Transmission in Energy Harvesting Networks
In this paper, the authors study the reliable broadcast transmission in energy harvesting networks. In addition to employ the erasure-based coding scheme to cope with the packet loss, they deal with the main challenge posed to a reliable transmission in energy harvesting networks: energy deficiency. It refers that the energy harvesting node cannot work when its battery is exhausted. Hence, they take both transmission error and energy deficiency into account and propose a theoretical analysis and a system design for reliable broadcast transmissions. They also investigate the performance trade-off between reliability and throughput. For different requirements, they propose the reliability-first policy and the throughput-first policy to determine the system parameters.