Topology Control for Increasing Connectivity in Cooperative Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Jieun YU  Heejun ROH  Jun CAO  Sangheon PACK  Wonjun LEE  Ding-Zhu DU  Sangjin (Stephen) HONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.4   pp.1029-1032
Publication Date: 2010/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.1029
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
topology control,  cooperative communication,  

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We propose a novel topology control scheme that reduces the transmission power of nodes and increases the network connectivity, based on the fact that Cooperative Communication (CC) technology can bridge disconnected networks. Simulation results demonstrate that our scheme greatly increases the connectivity for a given transmission power, compared to other topology control schemes.