Opportunistic Routing With Congestion Diversity in Wireless Multi-Hop Networks
Source: University of California
This paper considers the problem of routing packets across a multi-hop network consisting of multiple sources of traffic and wireless links with stochastic reliability while ensuring bounded expected delay. Each packet transmission can be overheard by a random subset of receiver nodes among which the next relay/router is selected opportunistically. The main challenge in the design of minimum-delay routing policies is balancing the trade-off between routing the packets along the shortest paths to the destination and controlling the congestion and distributing traffic uniformly across the network.