Network-Level Cooperation in Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


GlobalSIP, Symposium on Energy Harvesting and Green Wireless Communications (invited), Austin, TX (2013)


We consider a two-hop communication network consisted of a source node, a relay and a destination node in which the source and the relay node have external traffic arrivals. The relay forwards a fraction of the source node’s traffic to the destination and the cooperation is performed at the network level. In addition, both source and relay nodes have energy harvesting capabilities and an unlimited battery to store the harvested energy. We study the impact of the energy constraints on the stability region. Specifically, we provide inner and outer bounds on the stability region of the two-hop network with energy harvesting source and relay.