TR2008-095

Progressive Accumulative Routing: Fundamental Concepts and Protocol


    •  Yim, R.; Mehta, N.; Molisch, A.; Zhang, J., "Progressive Accumulative Routing: Fundamental Concepts and Protocol", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, ISSN: 1536-11276, Vol. 7, No. 11, pp. 4152-4154, November 2008.
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      • @article{Yim2008nov,
      • author = {Yim, R. and Mehta, N. and Molisch, A. and Zhang, J.},
      • title = {Progressive Accumulative Routing: Fundamental Concepts and Protocol},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications},
      • year = 2008,
      • volume = 7,
      • number = 11,
      • pages = {4152--4154},
      • month = nov,
      • issn = {1536-11276},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2008-095}
      • }
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This paper considers a multi-hop network in which relay nodes cooperate to minimize the total energy consumed in transmitting a (unicast) packet from a source to a destination. We propose the Progressive Accumulative Routing (PAR) algorithm, which progressively performs relay discovery, relay ordering and relay power allocation in a distributed manner, such that each relay node only needs local information. We assume Destination Energy Accumulation, in which the destination accumulates the energy of multiple received copies of a packet, each of which is too weak to be reliably decoded by itself, while the lower-complexity relay nodes use a decode-and-forward approach. We also provide a closed-form analysis of the energy-saving achieved by the PAR when a relay node is added to an already existing DEA route. Simulations verify that the algorithm considerably reduces the total energy consumption, and can be implemented efficiently.