Comparison of different multicast strategies in wireless identically distributed channels

Erzim Veshi, Alexander Kuehne, Anja Klein
2013 2013 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)  
This paper analyzes multicast (MC) as an efficient approach in transmitting the same information to multiple receivers (RXs). In each transmission time slot (TS), based on the channel realizations and on the specific MC strategy, a subset of RXs to be served is selected. The members of the served subset may change in the next TS. We assume that the channels from the transmitter (TX) to the RXs are independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.). This makes it possible for each RX to get, on
more » ... ch RX to get, on average, the same amount of information. Herein, we find a closed form solution regarding the throughput of the Opportunistic Multicast strategy with fixed group size (OppMC- FS) [1] and present a new variant of this strategy called OppMC with optimal group size (OppMC-OS), providing an analytical solution regarding its throughput. Both variants, OppMC-FS and OppMC-OS, require instantaneous channel state information (CSI) at the TX. In addition, we also propose a new MC strategy, named MC based on statistical channel knowledge (StCSI-MC), and find the throughput of this strategy in a closed form. Results show that our strategies outperform broadcast or unicast and also that a good MC strategy can be found without the need of instantaneous CSI.
doi:10.1109/wcnc.2013.6555041 dblp:conf/wcnc/VeshiK013 fatcat:v5hgghumzfaovbko3zuftolxsi