Date Added: Mar 2012
A Connected Dominating Set (CDS) based virtual backbone plays an important role in wireless ad hoc networks for efficient routing and broadcasting. Each node in the network can select some of its 1-hop neighbors as Multi Point Relay (MPR) to cover all its 2-hop neighbors. A MPR based CDS is a promising approach for broadcasting. A node in the CDS consumes more energy and the energy depletes quickly than non dominating nodes. Although previous CDS construction algorithms achieve good results in terms of the size of CDS, a minimum size CDS does not necessarily guarantee an optimal network performance from an energy efficient point of view.