Date Added: Apr 2011
Topology control serves as an important technique in dynamic networks for its capabilities of reducing energy consumption and radio interference. Additionally, the sparse network structure generated by topology control algorithms is beneficial for enhancing network coverage. In this paper, a local two-tier topology control method is developed to address the issues of topology control and coverage enhancement of dynamic networks. By combining a topology control algorithm with mobility control technique, the proposed method can disperse a team of mobile agents to reduce radio interference and to enhance area coverage.