Throughput Optimization for Hierarchical Cooperation in Ad Hoc Networks

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Wireless networks formed by radio nodes is a subject of much topical interest, and they are found in various applications such as ad hoc networks, mesh networks, sensor networks, etc. For the optimal design and operation of such networks, it is of fundamental importance to determine the information-theoretic capacity of such networks, which, however, is a formidable task, since even for the simple three-node scenario, the exact capacity is still undetermined after several decades' effort. Although the exact capacity is extremely difficult to determine, a lot of insightful upper and lower bounds on the capacity of large wireless networks have been obtained in recent years.