Myopic Multi-Hop Transmission Strategies in Layered Wireless Networks
A layered wireless network is considered, where information is transmitted in a multi-hop MIMO-like fashion from the source node layer through several intermediate layers of nodes before reaching the sink node layer. Analog network coding is investigated as the network transmission strategy, exploiting the inherent superposition features of the wireless channel. A general myopic transmission protocol is proposed, allowing overhearing across several layers. Special cases are investigated in terms of diversity and bit error rate when using different types of linear detectors. Conditions for successful decoding of all source node messages at each sink node are derived.