Broadcasting Energy Efficiency Limits in Wireless Networks
Broadcasting allows efficient information sharing and fusion in wireless networks. In this paper, the energy efficiency limits in wireless broadcasting, defined as the minimal achievable Broadcast Energy consumption per Bit (BEB), are studied. Specifically, the authors consider that a source node broadcasts information bits in a planar disk region A. And n relay nodes, which assist the broadcasting, are also placed in A. The limits are studied for both arbitrary and random wireless networks, under both non-cooperative and cooperative relay transmissions models. Closed forms expressions are obtained. The results show that the minimal BEB, in general, decreases polynomially with n, and increases polynomially with the area of A.