In this paper we investigate the impact of asymmetric traffic patterns on the energy consumption and throughput in a wireless multi hop network. Network coding is a novel technique for communication systems and a viable solution for wireless multi hop networks. State-of-the-art research is mainly focusing on ideal scenarios with symmetric traffic patterns that are not realistic in a real life scenario. The main contribution of this paper is the investigation of the asymmetric traffic patterns in terms of throughput and energy consumption, and a validation of these results by real measurements on commercial platforms. The outcome of this paper confirms the analytical expression, and the results shows that even with a large asymmetric data rate there is a gain in terms of energy consumption and throughput when network coding is applied in compare to the case when network coding is not applied.
Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (camad), 2012 Ieee 17th International Workshop on, 2012, p. 358-363
17th IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks, 2012