Analysis of Uncoordinated Opportunistic Two-Hop Wireless Ad Hoc Systems
Source: University of Notre Dame
The authors consider a time-slotted two-hop wireless system in which the sources transmit to the relays in the even time slots (first hop) and the relays forward the packets to the destinations in the odd time slots (second hop). Each source may connect to multiple relays in the first hop. In the presence of interference and without tight coordination of the relays, it is not clear which relays should transmit the packet. They propose four decentralized methods of relay selection, some based on location information and others based on the Received Signal Strength (RSS).