Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
A wide range of next generation wireless networks are based on the Multi-Radio MultiChannel (MR-MC) network model. A full exploration of the MR-MC wireless network capacity incurs challenging cooperative networking issues including transmission cooperation, resource allocation cooperation, and cross-layer protocol cooperation. In this paper, rather than focus on protocol designs for specific cooperative networking issues, the authors present a generic theoretical framework that could guide the protocol or algorithm development to approach the maximum network capacity. Based on their Multi-Dimensional Conflict Graph (MDCG) tool, they could achieve a cross-layer linear programming framework to study the optimal cooperative networking in two complementary aspects: optimal network dimensioning and throughput-optimal control.