Date Added: Jul 2011
Ad hoc wireless networks have been extensively studied since they can be used for future networks with various specific purposes. Because they can operate in an easily deployable, self-configurable, and highly flexible manner, it is clear that they will play an indispensable role in distributed wireless networks. A key concern in ad hoc wireless networks is the throughput scaling law that may depend on many aspects of networks such as power control, scheduling strategies, routing schemes, network topology, and physical characteristics. Since a thorough understanding of throughput scaling law can greatly affect the decision whether the authors should employ ad hoc wireless networks or not, recently many efforts have been devoted to improving the throughput performance of ad hoc wireless networks.