Conclusions and Future Directions
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MAC protocols in cooperative networks not only need to fulfill the function of a regular MAC protocol which is to coordinate multiple nodes sharing the wireless medium and alleviate the effect of hidden and exposed terminals, but also need to address several fundamental problems, such as when to cooperate and whom to cooperate with. In this book brief, we investigate cooperative MAC protocols with energy saving taking into account spatially random mobile relays. The main results are summarized and highlighted in the following.