Concurrent transmission aware routing in wireless networks

Shuai Wang, Song Min Kim, Linghe Kong, Tian He

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Recent physical-layer designs capable of decoding multi-packet collisions demonstrate great potential for improving the network performance. Current network protocols, however, tailor the traditional physical layer to avoid collisions and thus cannot fully exploit the benefits of concurrent transmission techniques. In this paper, we propose an innovative generic concurrent transmission aware routing design called mShare. The mShare design exploits the benefits of these techniques by scheduling concurrent senders to utilize co-owned receiver(s) in parallel. This design significantly increases the available number of routing choices and thus improves the network performance. To illustrate the versatility of our design, we test mShare in three settings: Unicast, opportunistic routing, and data collection (convergecast). The performance of mShare is evaluated with physical testbed experiments running on USRP and simulations. The experimental results show that compared to conventional designs, mShare: 1) improves 277% of the throughput in unicast; 2) saves 78% of transmissions in opportunistic routing; and 3) reduces 70% of the delivery delay in data collection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8421269
Pages (from-to)6275-6286
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • Concurrent transmissions
  • collision resolution
  • routing
  • wireless networks

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