A Multiple Cooperative Node Selection Method for Reliable Wireless Multi-Hop Data Transmission

Masaki KUBO  Kensuke NAKANISHI  Kentaro YANAGIHARA  Shinsuke HARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.8   pp.1717-1727
Publication Date: 2014/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.1717
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Wireless Communication/Broadcasting Technologies
Keyword: 
multi-hop transmission,  cooperative nodes,  transmit diversity effect,  quality metric,  angle metric,  

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Summary: 
The use of cooperative nodes is effective for enhancing the reliability of wireless data transmission between a source and a destination by means of transmit diversity effect. However, in its application to wireless multi-hop networks, how to form cooperative node candidates and how to select multiple cooperative nodes out of them have not been well investigated. In this paper, we propose a multiple cooperative node selection method based on a criterion composed of “quality” and “angle” metrics, which can select and order adequate cooperative nodes. Computer simulation results show that the proposed method can effectively reduce the packet error rate without any knowledge on node location.