Gender assignment for directional full-duplex FDD nodes in a multihop wireless network

Moein Parsinia, Qidi Peng, Sanjukta Bhowmick, John D. Matyjas, Sunil Kumar

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The frequency-division duplex (FDD) nodes use two separate frequency bands (separated by a guard band) for transmission and reception, thus enabling the full-duplex (FD) communication. On the other hand, the use of directional FDD nodes in multihop wireless network offers the advantages of larger transmission range, better link reliability, and spatial reuse, resulting in a much higher throughput and superior interference mitigation. However, the multihop FDD communication partitions the nodes in two classes (or genders) wherein the nodes of the same class (or gender) in a neighborhood cannot communicate with each other. This can seriously impact the availability of neighboring nodes for communication, and lead to disconnected nodes (or regions) in the network. In this paper, an algorithm is presented to assign the appropriate genders to these nodes in a multi-hop network such that each node is able to communicate with its multiple 1-hop neighbors, located in different directions. Our simulation results demonstrate that approximately half of the neighbors of each node are of the opposite gender and they are distributed in different directions, thus enabling robust, multipath, and high throughput communication in the network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAd Hoc Networks - 8th International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsYifeng Zhou, Thomas Kunz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319512037
StatePublished - 2017
Event8th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2016 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: Sep 26 2016Sep 27 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume184 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other8th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2016


  • Directional antenna
  • Frequency assignment
  • Frequency division duplex (FDD)
  • Full-duplex communication
  • Gender assignment
  • Graph coloring
  • Multihop network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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