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Information 2016, 7(1), 16; doi:10.3390/info7010016

Throughput Capacity of Selfish Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with General Node Density

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Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, 1180 Shuanggang Road, Nanchang 330013, China
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School of Science, Zhejiang A&F University, 88 Huancheng Road, Lin’An City, Hangzhou 311300, China
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Academic Editor: Willy Susilo
Received: 8 December 2015 / Revised: 4 March 2016 / Accepted: 7 March 2016 / Published: 11 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Information Theory and Methodology)
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Abstract

In this paper, we study the throughput capacity of wireless networks considering the selfish feature of interaction between nodes. In our proposed network model, each node has a probability of cooperating to relay transmission. According to the extent of selfishness, we, by the application of percolation theory, construct a series of highways crossing the network. The transmission strategy is then divided into three consecutive phases. Comparing the rate in each phase, we find the bottleneck of rate is always in the highway phase. Finally, the result reveals that the node’s selfishness degrades the throughput with a factor of square root of the cooperative probability, whereas the node density has trivial impact on the throughput. View Full-Text
Keywords: network capacity; selfish behavior; general node density; percolation theory network capacity; selfish behavior; general node density; percolation theory
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Liu, Q.; Luo, Y.; Ling, Y.; Zheng, J. Throughput Capacity of Selfish Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with General Node Density. Information 2016, 7, 16.

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