1st Edition

Cooperative Wireless Communications

Edited By Yan Zhang, Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Mohsen Guizani Copyright 2009
    528 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    528 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    Cooperative devices and mechanisms are increasingly important to enhance the performance of wireless communications and networks, with their ability to decrease power consumption and packet loss rate and increase system capacity, computation, and network resilience. Considering the wide range of applications, strategies, and benefits associated with cooperative wireless communications, researchers and product developers need a succinct understanding of relevant theory, fundamentals, and techniques to navigate this challenging field. Cooperative Wireless Communications provides just that.

    Assesses Applications, Benefits, and Methods of Cooperative Strategies

     This comprehensive reference handbook contains useful background to develop and implement cooperative mechanisms for infrastructure-based wireless systems and self-organizing multi-hop wireless networks (e.g., ad hoc, mesh, peer-to-peer, and sensor networks). It introduces key cooperative strategies and details recent improvements to a variety of cooperative mechanisms and frameworks applicable in diverse scenarios.

    Addressing fundamentals and techniques, this invaluable reference:

    • Offers comprehensive guidance on technical, practical, and deployment aspects of cooperative strategies and the latest IEEE standard specifications

    • Explores key challenges and solutions in 3G, B3G, 4G WiMAX, and ad hoc, mesh, and sensor networks

    • Covers cooperative diversity, virtual MIMO, cognitive radio networks, and resource and mobility management

    • Discusses energy efficiency, relaying strategy, routing, MAC, topology control, and security

    Provides Guidance to Resolve Key Challenges

    A distinct introduction to different cooperative mechanisms, cooperation frameworks in diverse scenarios, and recent improvements to wireles

    PART I Fundamentals Capacity of Cooperative Channels: Three Terminal Case Study. Capacity Limits in Cooperative Cellular Systems. Low-Complexity Strategies for Cooperative Communications. Orthogonal Opportunistic Relaying for CooperativeWireless Communications. Cross-Layer Design for CooperativeWireless Communication. Power Allocation in CooperativeWireless Networks. Joint Power Allocation and Partner Selection in CD Systems. Topology Control in CooperativeWireless Ad Hoc Networks. Game Theory and Cooperation Analysis. Cooperative Cognitive Radio. PART II Techniques Cooperative Diversity of Generalized Distributed Antenna Systems. Cooperative ARQ Protocols. Impact of Cooperative Transmission on Network Routing. Cooperative Relaying in Multihop Cellular Networks. Cooperative Radio Resource Management for Heterogeneous Networks. Cooperative Caching in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks. Cooperative Security in Peer-to-Peer and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Application Cooperation in Wireless Mesh Networks. Cooperation and Interference in Wireless Mesh Networks. Cooperation in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks. Self-Healing Wireless Sensor Networks. Index.


    Yan Zhang, Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Mohsen Guizani