Date Added: Aug 2010
Developing an adaptive 3-Dimensional (3D) topology control algorithm is important because most wireless nodes are mobile and deployed in buildings. Moreover, in buildings, wireless link qualities and topologies change frequently due to various objects and the interference from other wireless devices. Previous topology control algorithms can suffer significant performance degradation because they only use the Euclidean distance for the topology construction. In this paper, the authors propose a novel adaptive 3D topology control algorithm for wireless ad-hoc sensor networks, especially in indoor environments.