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Sensors 2016, 16(4), 425; doi:10.3390/s16040425

Capacity of Heterogeneous Mobile Wireless Networks with D-Delay Transmission Strategy

School of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
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Academic Editors: Neal N. Xiong and Xuefeng Liang
Received: 28 December 2015 / Revised: 2 March 2016 / Accepted: 14 March 2016 / Published: 25 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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This paper investigates the capacity problem of heterogeneous wireless networks in mobility scenarios. A heterogeneous network model which consists of n normal nodes and m helping nodes is proposed. Moreover, we propose a D-delay transmission strategy to ensure that every packet can be delivered to its destination nodes with limited delay. Different from most existing network schemes, our network model has a novel two-tier architecture. The existence of helping nodes greatly improves the network capacity. Four types of mobile networks are studied in this paper: i.i.d. fast mobility model and slow mobility model in two-dimensional space, i.i.d. fast mobility model and slow mobility model in three-dimensional space. Using the virtual channel model, we present an intuitive analysis of the capacity of two-dimensional mobile networks and three-dimensional mobile networks, respectively. Given a delay constraint D, we derive the asymptotic expressions for the capacity of the four types of mobile networks. Furthermore, the impact of D and m to the capacity of the whole network is analyzed. Our findings provide great guidance for the future design of the next generation of networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: network capacity; heterogeneous; mobile networks; delay constraints network capacity; heterogeneous; mobile networks; delay constraints

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Wu, F.; Zhu, J.; Xi, Z.; Gao, K. Capacity of Heterogeneous Mobile Wireless Networks with D-Delay Transmission Strategy. Sensors 2016, 16, 425.

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