Effect of Relay Nodes on End-to-End Delay in Multi-hop Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
2013 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops
Channel access delay in a wireless adhoc network is the major source of delay while considering the total endto-end delay. Channel access delays experienced by different relay nodes are different in multi-hop adhoc network scenario. These delays in multi-hop network are analysed in the literature assuming channel access delays are independent and are of same magnitude at all the nodes in the network. In this work, the endto-end delay in a multi-hop adhoc network is analysed taking into account
... he silent relay nodes. Along with silent relay node effect, Channel access probability (p), transmission radius (r) analogous to transmit power, network throughput and density of nodes are the other factors considered for the end-to-end delay analysis. Effect of network parameters along with silent relay nodes on end-to-end delay is found to be considerably high compared to the previous literature results. Given a bound on end-to-end delay with percentage of silent relay nodes, throughput, node density requirements for a multi-hop adhoc network, optimal ranges of transmission radius and channel access probability can be obtained from the proposed analysis. End-to-end delay increases with silent relay nodes along with transmission radius(r), channel access probability(p), node density and throughput. It is clear from the analysis, that the effect of silent relay nodes on endto-end delay cannot be ignored to maintain certain Quality of service (QoS) metrics for the multi-hop wireless adhoc network. Index Terms-silent relay nodes, channel access probability, node density, end-to-end delay.