Distributed Fault-Tolerant Topology Control in Cooperative Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Junyao Guo, Xuefeng Liu, Chunxiao Jiang, Jiannong Cao, Yong Ren

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Current researches on topology control with cooperative communication (CC) in wireless ad hoc networks have focused on network connectivity, path energy-efficiency and node transmission power reduction. However, fault-tolerance related issues have not been adequately addressed. In this paper, we propose a CC-based scheme to achieve more efficient fault-tolerant topology control. We first define k-connectivity under the CC model and then design a distributed scheme for building a t-spanner with k-connectivity of an arbitrary communication network. Simulation results confirm that the proposed scheme can tolerate node failures as well as exploit the advantage of CC to achieve path energy-efficiency and lower power consumption of the network.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6922557
Pages (from-to)2699-2710
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Cooperative communication
  • fault-tolerant
  • k-connectivity
  • topology control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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