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2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) (2015)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Dec. 14, 2015 to Dec. 16, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-9665-3
pp: 246-251
The multi-hop ad-hoc networking paradigm is expected to be a key feature in future wireless communication systems. In a typical data broadcast scenario, multi-hop ad-hoc routing protocols allow devices (called nodes in this paper) to communicate and form networks in a manner to enable them to successfully communicate and share information with all other nodes. To ensure maximum reachability in a multi-hop network, the concept of cooperative diversity, in which multiple nodes cooperate to transmit the same data to a destination, can be applied. The cooperative diversity is best exploited with the use of Single Frequency Networks (SFNs), also known as a form of Macro-diversity. This work comprises of a design and analysis of an SFN based distributed cooperative routing protocol (SFNDCRP) for multi-hop ad-hoc networks with a focus on routing initiation phase with CSMA as a synchronization mechanism. The proposed protocol is proactive and incurs minimum per packet delay. The total delay in routing initiation phase for a network of n nodes is identified as a problem of n2+2n. A delivery rate or reachability improvement of up-to 36% points for a node is observed for the SFN based protocol as compared to a non-SFN based protocol. For synchronization, a CSMA MAC protocol is deployed for which a deficiency of only less than 0.1 percent exists in the measurements due to collisions in the network.
Routing, Signal to noise ratio, Protocols, Algorithm design and analysis, Mathematical model, Multiaccess communication, Spread spectrum communication

S. Muneer, M. Eriksson and K. Shahzad, "Single Frequency Network Based Distributed Cooperative Routing with CSMA MAC," 2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2015, pp. 246-251.
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