Hop count independent throughput realization by a new wireless multihop relay

Hiroshi Furukawa

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This paper proposes a new packet relay method in wireless multihop networks. With the method, packets are intermittently transmitted by a source node and each relaying node forwards a relaying packet immediately after the reception of it. Frequency reuse space attained by the method can be proportional to the given transmit period and if the transmit period is adequately chosen, interference between adjoining nodes in transmission is removed and hence packets can be relayed without collisions. Throughput gained by this intermittent periodic transmit becomes constant independent of hop counts. In order to enable the intermittent periodic transmit for 2-dimentionally and randomly placed nodes, a route formation criterion called spiral routing is further proposed in this paper. The intermittent periodic transmit associated with the spiral routing achieves higher throughput than continuous packet transmit with minimum path loss routing while it needs neither synchronization nor adaptive frame size controls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2999-3003
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE 60th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2004-Fall: Wireless Technologies for Global Security - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Sept 26 2004Sept 29 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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