Protocol Design and Analysis for Cooperative Wireless Networks

  • Wei Song
  • Peijian Ju
  • A-Long Jin

Part of the Wireless Networks book series (WN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Wei Song, Peijian Ju, A-Long Jin
    Pages 1-5
  3. Wei Song, Peijian Ju, A-Long Jin
    Pages 7-25
  4. Wei Song, Peijian Ju, A-Long Jin
    Pages 53-75
  5. Wei Song, Peijian Ju, A-Long Jin
    Pages 77-104
  6. Wei Song, Peijian Ju, A-Long Jin
    Pages 105-127
  7. Wei Song, Peijian Ju, A-Long Jin
    Pages 129-131

About this book


This book focuses on the design and analysis of protocols for cooperative wireless networks, especially at the medium access control (MAC) layer and for crosslayer design between the MAC layer and the physical layer. It highlights two main points that are often neglected in other books: energy-efficiency and spatial random distribution of wireless devices. Effective methods in stochastic geometry for the design and analysis of wireless networks are also explored.

After providing a comprehensive review of existing studies in the literature, the authors point out the challenges that are worth further investigation. Then, they introduce several novel solutions for cooperative wireless network protocols that reduce energy consumption and address spatial random distribution of wireless nodes. For each solution, the book offers a clear system model and problem formulation, details of the proposed cooperative schemes, comprehensive performance analysis, and extensive numerical and simulation results that validate the analysis and examine the performance under various conditions. The last section of this book reveals several potential directions for the research on cooperative wireless networks that deserve future exploration.

Researchers, professionals, engineers, and consultants in wireless communication and mobile networks will find this book valuable. It is also helpful for technical staff in mobile network operations, wireless equipment manufacturers, wireless communication standardization bodies, and governmental regulation agencies.


Cooperative wireless networks Cooperative MAC Energy efficiency Relay selection Cooperative diversity Uncoordinated cooperation Opportunistic relaying Stochastic geometry User mobility Spatially random relays Collision probability Transmission success probability Delay

Authors and affiliations

  • Wei Song
    • 1
  • Peijian Ju
    • 2
  • A-Long Jin
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.IBM CanadaFrederictonCanada
  3. 3.University of Waterloo WaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47725-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47726-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1186
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-1445
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