Auction-Style Cooperative Medium Access Control
J. Feng, R. Zhang and L. Hanzo
School of ECS., Univ. of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK.
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Abstract-- A cooperative Medium Access Control (MAC) pro-
tocol employing auction-style relay selection combined with
superposition coding is designed. In our proposed scheme, the
source achieves its target throughput with the aid of cooperation.
The potential candidate relays carry out autonomous decisions
concerning whether to contend for a transmission opportunity
to convey their traffic in the light of their individual energy
requirements. Simulation results demonstrate that our scheme is
capable of providing both considerable energy savings, as well
as substantial throughput improvements for both the source and
the relay in a 'win-win' cooperation regime.
It is important to design appropriate Medium Access Con-
trol (MAC) protocols for supporting cooperative physical layer