Calculating the Maximum Throughput in Multihop Ad Hoc Networks
This paper analyzes the communication between two points in wireless ad hoc networks operating at the IEEE 802.11 standard mode. The path from the source to the destination consists of a chain of nodes. We aim at deriving an analytical expression for the maximum throughput. We show that the maximum throughput can be increased, under certain conditions, through the use of two paths: the shortest path and an appropriately chosen alternative path that takes into account the interference problem. The alternative path strategy allows a gain up to 50% of the maximum throughput achieved in the single path strategy.
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