Cross-layer optimization and network coding in CSMA/CA-based wireless multihop networks

June Hwang, Seong Lyun Kim

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In this paper, we consider the CSMA/CA multihop networks where the two end-nodes transmit their packets to each other and each intermediate node adopts network coding for delivering bidirectional flows. In addition, the neighbor nodes are randomly uniformly deployed with the Poisson Point Process. By varying the combination of the physical carrier-sensing range of the transmitter node and the target signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) set by the receiver node, we can control the interference level in the network and the degree of spatial reuse of a frequency band. The larger the carrier-sensing range is, the smaller the interference level, while the smaller the opportunity of getting a channel by a node. Similarly, the higher the target SIR value is, the more probable the retransmission (by the exponential random backoff) is, while the better the link quality on successful transmission is getting. Under this tradeoff context, we find the optimal combinations of these two factors that make the end-to-end throughput of the flow maximal for three different retransmission schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5675760
Pages (from-to)1028-1042
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug

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Manuscript received November 12, 2007; revised October 04, 2008, March 24, 2010, and August 29, 2010; accepted November 06, 2010; approved by IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING Editor S. Shakkottai. Date of publication December 23, 2010; date of current version August 17, 2011. J. Hwang was supported by the Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government KRF-2008-357-D00186. S.-L. Kim was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0016380).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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