Energy-Delay Tradeoff in Wireless Network Coding
A queueing model for wireless communication network in which network coding is employed is introduced. It is shown that networks with coding are closely related to queueing networks with positive and negative customers. Analytical upper and lower bounds on the energy consumption and the delay are obtained using a Markov reward approach. The tradeoff between minimizing energy consumption and minimizing delay is investigated. Exact expressions are given for the minimum energy consumption and the minimum delay attainable in a network.