An incentive-based fairness mechanism for multi-hop wireless backhaul networks with selfish nodes

Jeng Farn Lee, Wanjiun Liao, Meng Chang Chen
2008 IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications  
In this paper, we study the fairness problem in multi-hop wireless backhaul networks in the presence of selfish Transit Access Points (TAPs). We design an incentive-based mechanism which encourages TAPs to forward data for other TAPs, and thus eliminates the location-dependent unfairness problem in the backhaul network. We prove the correctness and truthfulness of the proposed mechanism, and evaluate its performance via ns-2 simulations. The results show that the proposed mechanism achieves fairness even when there are idle TAPs in the network.
doi:10.1109/twc.2008.060631 fatcat:gbcvxg7wzndx3gm5brsx7yw6ji