Clustering in cooperative networks

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Clustering in cooperative networks
Abstract—Low power ad hoc wireless networks operate in conditions where channels are subject to fading. Cooperative diversity mitigates fading in these networks by establishing virtual antenna arrays through clustering the nodes. A cluster in a cooperative diversity network is a collection of nodes that cooperatively transmits a single packet. There are two types of clustering schemes: static and dynamic. In static clustering all nodes start and stop transmission simultaneously, and nodes do not join or leave the cluster while the packet is being transmitted. Dynamic clustering allows a node to join an ongoing cooperative transmission of a packet as soon as the packet is received. In this paper we take a broad view of the cooperative network by examining packet flows, while still faithfully implementing the physical layer at the bit level. We evaluate both clustering schemes using simulations on large multi-flow networks. We demonstrate that dynamicallyclustered cooperative network...
Boulat A. Bash, Dennis Goeckel, Donald F. Towsley
Added 30 Aug 2011
Updated 30 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Authors Boulat A. Bash, Dennis Goeckel, Donald F. Towsley
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