Green Communications and Networking. First International Conference, GreeNets 2011, Colmar, France, October 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

On the Use of Cooperation as an Energy-Saving Incentive in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks

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        author={Maurizio D’Arienzo and Sabato Manfredi and Francesco Oliviero and Simon Romano},
        title={On the Use of Cooperation as an Energy-Saving Incentive in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks},
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        proceedings_a={GREENETS},
        year={2012},
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        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_13}
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  • Maurizio D’Arienzo
    Sabato Manfredi
    Francesco Oliviero
    Simon Romano
    Year: 2012
    On the Use of Cooperation as an Energy-Saving Incentive in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks
    GREENETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_13
Maurizio D’Arienzo1,*, Sabato Manfredi2,*, Francesco Oliviero2,*, Simon Romano2,*
  • 1: Seconda Università di Napoli
  • 2: University of Napoli Federico II
*Contact email: maudarie@unina.it, sabato.manfredi@unina.it, folivier@unina.it, spromano@unina.it

Abstract

In this paper we show how cooperation can improve the overall energy efficiency of an ad hoc network. By exploiting a behavior-tracking algorithm inspired by the results of game theory and allowing traffic to be forwarded only towards cooperative nodes, we show how we can dramatically reduce power wastage at the same time maximizing goodput. Under this perspective, cooperation can definitely be seen as an incentive for all nodes, since it allows to optimize one of the most crucial parameters impacting the performance of ad hoc networks.