Towards an End-to-End Delay Analysis of Wireless Multihop Networks
Source: Reed Elsevier
In wireless multihop networks, end-to-end (e2e) delay is a critical parameter for Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees. This paper employs discrete-time queueing theory to analyze the end-to-end (e2e) delay of wireless multihop networks for two MAC schemes, m-phase TDMA and slotted ALOHA. In one-dimensional (1-D) networks, due to the lack of sufficient multiplexing and splitting, a space - time correlation structure exists, the nodes are spatially correlated with each other, and the e2e performance cannot be analyzed as in general two-dimensional networks by assuming all nodes independent of each other. This paper studies an 1-D network fed with a single flow, an extreme scenario in which there is no multiplexing and splitting. A decomposition approach is used to decouple the whole network into isolated nodes.