Radio teaming: Establishing communication when communication is not possible

Rob Miller, Shalini Jain, Wade Trappe

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Abstract

This paper introduces an alternative communication scheme that can work as an overlay for existing commodity wireless devices and support communication when conventional communication is not possible. The methodology we propose provides a reliable communication link when presented with an unreliable environment (such as an urban canyon), or even when dealing with an adversary attempting to jam the receiver. The protocol we explore is a form of cooperative communication, where a team of radio teaming transmitters work together to relay messages by leveraging their mul-tipaths in order to induce beam-pattern distortion at the intended receiver. This new form of cooperative communication differs from traditional approaches in that the typical stringent synchronization constraints of conventional beamforming and MIMO applications are relaxed, thereby making the protocol amenable to a team of heterogeneous wireless devices. We outline our communication scheme, and then validate it through simulations and an implementation using a current, real-world software defined radio (SDR) architecture-GNU Radio and the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2008
Pages365-370
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2008Oct 2 2008

Publication series

Name2008 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2008

Other

Other2008 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period9/29/0810/2/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Beamforming
  • Cooperative Communication
  • MIMO
  • Radio Teaming

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