In recent years there has been a growing interest in Opportunistic Routing as a way to increase the capacity of wireless networks by exploiting its broadcast nature. By contrast to traditional uni-path routing, in opportunistic routing the nodes overhearing neighbor’s transmissions can become candidates to forward the packets towards the destination. In this paper we address the question: What is the maximum
performance that can be obtained using opportunistic routing? To answer this question we use an analytical model that allows to compute the optimal position of the nodes, such that the progress towards the destination is maximized. We use this
model to compute bounds to the minimum expected number of transmissions that can be achieved in a network using opportunistic routing.
CitationCerdà, L.; Darehshoorzadeh, Amir; Pla, V. On the maximum performance in opportunistic routing. A: IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks. "11th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)". Montreal: IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2010, p. 1-8.
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