Title: Bio-inspired energy-aware protocol design for cooperative wireless networks

Authors: Gian Paolo Perrucci, Puri Ardhy Anggraeni, Satya Ardhy Wardana, Frank H.P. Fitzek, Marcos D. Katz

Addresses: Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark. ' Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark. ' Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark. ' Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark. ' VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland, Oulu, Finland

Abstract: In this work, bio-inspired cooperation rules are applied to wireless communication networks. The main goal is to derive cooperative behaviour rules to improve the energy consumption of each mobile device. A medium access control (MAC) protocol particularly designed for peer-to-peer communication among cooperative wireless mobile devices is described. The work is based on a novel communication architecture, where a group of mobile devices are connected both to a cellular base station and among them using short-range communication links. A prior work has investigated the energy saving that can be achieved by this architecture using game theoretic approaches. As an extension, this work explores the impact of the MAC protocol on the power saving capabilities. This result shows that standard MAC mechanisms are not optimised for the considered cooperative setup. A new MAC protocol is proposed to achieve better power saving performance of the cellular/short-range setup using bio-inspired cooperation rules.

Keywords: bio-inspired computing; cooperation; wireless networks; energy saving; MAC protocol; medium access control; P2P communication; game theory; energy-aware protocol design; peer-to-peer; energy consumption; mobile devices; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2011.039722

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2011 Vol.4 No.2, pp.164 - 179

Available online: 15 Apr 2011 *

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