A Cooperative Retransmission Scheme for IR-UWB Networks
Source: Institute for Infocomm Research
The authors design a cooperative retransmission scheme in the MAC layer which utilizes the UWB unique properties such as fine ranging and immunity to small scale fading in order to exploit the multiuser diversity in UWB networks. They analyze the optimal cooperation strategy to maximize the system throughput in proactive and reactive settings. They also perform simulations to show that the proposed UWB-based Cooperative Retransmission Scheme, (UCoRS), achieves a considerable diversity gain in spite of its implementation simplicity. UCoRS also minimizes the number of control packets that is required for cooperation in order to provide energy efficiency in the UWB receivers.