Implementation of a Cooperative MAC Protocol: Performance and Challenges in a Real Environment

  title={Implementation of a Cooperative MAC Protocol: Performance and Challenges in a Real Environment},
  author={Thanasis Korakis and Zhifeng Tao and Shashi Raj Singh and Pei Liu and Shivendra S. Panwar},
  journal={EURASIP J. Wireless Comm. and Networking},
Cooperative communication is an active area of research today. It enables nodes to achieve spatial diversity, thereby achieving tremendous improvement in system capacity and delay. Due to its immense potential, extensive investigations have been directed to closely examine its performance by means of both analysis and simulation. However, the study of this new technology in an implementation-based system is very limited. In this paper, we present two implementation approaches to demonstrate the… CONTINUE READING


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