Efficient Cooperative Protocols for General Outage-Limited Multihop Wireless Networks

Date Added: Jan 2011
Format: PDF

Due to the limited energy supplies of nodes in wireless networks, achieving energy efficiency is crucial for extending the lifetime of these networks. Thus, the authors study efficient power allocations and transmission protocols for outage-restricted multihop wireless networks based on cooperative transmission. In such multihop networks, a number of nodes, acting as relays, can assist a source node in the transmission of its messages to a single destination. In this paper, several multihop transmission protocols with cooperative routing are proposed.