Simple, Practical, and Effective Opportunistic Routing for Short-Haul Multi-Hop Wireless Networks
In this paper, the authors propose a simple and practical opportunistic routing algorithm, and they analyze its performance along a multi-hop wireless network path, while considering link-level interference among the network nodes. Through their analysis, they show that their algorithm results in significant improvement in throughput, especially for short-haul paths. The proposed algorithm can be easily integrated into most routing protocols with only minor modifications. Consequently, the algorithm provides a practical and effective approach for implementation of opportunistic routing in wireless networks.