Opportunistic routing based on partial CSI in MIMO random ad-hoc networks

Yiftach Richter, Itsik Bergel

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In this paper we consider opportunistic routing in multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) random wireless ad-hoc networks (WANETs). Our analysis uses a proper model of the physical layer together with an abstraction of the higher communication layers. We assume that the nodes are distributed according to a Poisson point process and consider a routing scheme that opportunistically selects the next relay and the number of spatially multiplexed data streams. The routing decisions are based on geographic locations, the channel gains of the neighbor nodes, and the statistical characterization of all other nodes. Unlike the single antenna case, the optimal routing scheme cannot be explicitly expressed. Hence, we propose a smart-routing scheme for MIMO that adapts the number of data streams per user to the channel conditions. The numerical results demonstrate that this scheme outperforms all previously published schemes for this scenario. The findings highlight the importance of channel state information for efficient routing, and the need for an adaptive selection of the number of data streams at each transmitter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131
JournalEurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Adhoc
  • Multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO)
  • Partial zero forcing (PZF)
  • Poisson point process (PPP)
  • Routing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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