On Hierarchical Cooperation Formation in Mobile Infostation Networks
Source: Nanyang Technological University
Mobile infostation networks which achieve content distribution by exploiting the opportunistic contact among Mobile Users (MUs) and Access Points (APs) have attracted a lot of attention in the last few years. It is found that cooperation either between APs or MUs has a great impact on the network performance. However, in most of the existing works wherever cooperation is involved, cooperation among the APs or MUs is discussed independently, while few of them have jointly taken both levels of cooperation into account.