Bio-Inspired Energy-Aware Protocol Design for Cooperative Wireless Networks

Gian Paolo Perrucci, Puri Novelti Anggraeni, Satya Ardhy Wardana, Frank Fitzek, Marcos Katz

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In this work, bio-inspired cooperation rules are applied to wireless communication networks. The main goal is to derive cooperative behaviour rules to improve the energy consumption of each mobile device. A medium access control (MAC) protocol particularly designed for peer-to-peer communication among cooperative wireless mobile devices is described. The work is based on a novel communication architecture, where a group of mobile devices are connected both to a cellular base station and among them using short-range communication links. A prior work has investigated the energy saving that can be achieved by this architecture using game theoretic approaches. As an extension, this work explores the impact of the MAC protocol on the power saving capabilities. This result shows that standard MAC mechanisms are not optimised for the considered cooperative setup. A new MAC protocol is proposed to achieve better power saving performance of the cellular/short-range setup using bio-inspired cooperation rules.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)164-179
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • bio-inspired computing
  • cooperation
  • wireless networks
  • energy saving
  • MAC protocol
  • medium access control
  • P2P communication
  • game theory
  • energy-aware protocol design
  • peer-to-peer
  • energy consumption
  • mobile devices
  • mobile communications

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