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A step toward ad hoc networks: can relays really improve the performance of cellular networks?

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2 Author(s)
Wang, R. ; Stanford Univ., CA, USA ; Cox, D.C.

Some believe the future of cellular wireless networks could see "cellular ad hoc" networks that use multihop transmission through relays as a means of improving performance of existing cellular systems. We herein consider the question of whether relays can really improve the performance of cellular networks, by comparing a cellular network with no relays to one with relays (with different user distributions) to one with the relays replaced by micro-cell base stations. Metrics such as throughput, delay, number of hops, and cost are discussed.

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Signals, Systems and Computers, 2004. Conference Record of the Thirty-Seventh Asilomar Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

9-12 Nov. 2003