Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Testing Cooperative Communication Schemes in a Virtual Distributed Testbed of Wireless Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_20,
        author={George Kormentzas and Luis Alonso and Christos Verikoukis},
        title={Testing Cooperative Communication Schemes in a Virtual Distributed Testbed of Wireless Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={Ad hoc networks medium access control protocols cooperative communications next generation networks Cooperative ARQ},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_20}
    }
    
  • George Kormentzas
    Luis Alonso
    Christos Verikoukis
    Year: 2012
    Testing Cooperative Communication Schemes in a Virtual Distributed Testbed of Wireless Networks
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_20
George Kormentzas1,*, Luis Alonso2,*, Christos Verikoukis3,*
  • 1: University of the Aegean (AEG)
  • 2: Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
  • 3: Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia (CTTC)
*Contact email: gkorm@aegean.gr, luisg@tsc.upc.edu, cveri@cttc.es

Abstract

It is expected that Next Generation Networks (NGNs) will offer seamless interoperability among heterogeneous access technologies in order to provide ubiquitous access. In such settings, short range technologies may be used in order to extend the coverage area of cellular systems while cooperative diversity can improve the efficiency of the wireless systems. An advanced, backward compatible, with the 802.11 standard, MAC protocol for cooperative ARQ scenarios in NGNs sets the research framework for this work. The functionalities of the RCSMA protocol 1 will be enhanced and the derived analytical models will be validated at the UNITE Virtual Distributed Testbed (VDT) (2).