Conclusions and Future Directions

  • Wei Song
  • Peijian Ju
  • A-Long Jin
Part of the Wireless Networks book series (WN)


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Song
    • 1
  • Peijian Ju
    • 2
  • A-Long Jin
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.IBM CanadaFrederictonCanada
  3. 3.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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