Provided by: TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER
Date Added: May 2012
Topology control is a powerful solution to reduce power consumption and the number of collisions by minimizing the transmission range of each node by maintaining a certain level of network connectivity. Although many topology control algorithms have been developed for static networks, e.g., sensor and ad hoc networks with less topology change, where nodes are fixed and the network topology never changes, the topology control technologies can also be adopted for dynamic networks such as Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) with an aim to efficiently construct reliable networks. However, in order to apply topology control technologies into MANETs, it is essential to address the issue of performance degradation due to node mobility.