Multicasting in Large Wireless Networks: Bounds on the Minimum Energy Per Bit

@article{Jain2011MulticastingIL,
  title={Multicasting in Large Wireless Networks: Bounds on the Minimum Energy Per Bit},
  author={Aman Jain and Sanjeev R. Kulkarni and Sergio Verd{\'u}},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
  year={2011},
  volume={57},
  pages={14-32}
}
In this paper, we consider scaling laws for maximal energy efficiency of communicating a message to all the nodes in a wireless network, as the number of nodes in the network becomes large. Two cases of large wireless networks are studied-dense random networks and constant density (extended) random networks. In addition, we also study finite size regular networks in order to understand how regularity in node placement affects energy consumption. We first establish an information-theoretic lower… CONTINUE READING