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Contextual optimization of location-based routing protocols for multi-hop cellular networks using mobile relays

Abstract

Traditional single-hop cellular architectures fail to provide high and homogeneous quality of service levels throughout a cell area due to the strong signal attenuation with the distance. In this context, multi-hop cellular networks that utilize mobile relays and device-to-device communications have been proposed to overcome the physical limitations of conventional cellular architectures. One of the key building blocks of multi-hop cellular networks is the multi-hop routing of information from the source to the destination. This paper investigates the performance and energy signaling benefits of location-based multi-hop routing protocols. In particular, the paper demonstrates the benefits of a contextual optimization of this type of protocols in order to achieve a high end-to-end performance, while reducing the energy and signaling implementation cost.

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  1. The value of \(hops_{max}\) has been chosen to realize large multi-hop connections (not necessarily limited to \(hops_{max}\) hops). However, since realistic multi-hop transmissions would probably employ a reduced number of hops, other values of \(hops_{max}\) could be feasible.

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This work has been supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain) and FEDER funds under the projects TEC2008-06728 and TEC2011-26109, by the Generalitat Valenciana under the project ACOMP/2010/111 and ACIF/2010/161, and by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade (Spain) under the project TSI-020400-2008-113 (CELTIC proposal CP5-013).

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Coll-Perales, B., Gozalvez, J. Contextual optimization of location-based routing protocols for multi-hop cellular networks using mobile relays. Telecommun Syst 61, 793–805 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11235-015-0036-3

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Keywords

  • Multi-hop cellular networks
  • Multi-hop routing
  • Mobile relays
  • Device-to-device communications
  • Contextual optimization
  • 5G