Selective Cooperative Transmission in Ad Hoc Networks with Directional Antennas

Eui-Jik Kim, Sungkwan Youm
2013 International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks  
This paper presents a selective cooperative transmission scheme (abbreviated SCT) for ad hoc network with directional antennas that leverages the benefits of directional-only antenna approach and cooperative communication. The main feature of SCT is its adaptability to the channel condition in the network. In other words, when the node sends data, SCT determines its transmission strategy on either direct or cooperative transmission via a relay node called a forwarder, depending on the
more » ... on time. Simulation results are provided to validate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
doi:10.1155/2013/473609 fatcat:xxbimiica5dkbbtzf7gv36bkxq