International Journal of Networking and Computing
In wireless ad hoc networks, bridges and articulation nodes are critical elements that, in case of failure, render the network disconnected. Owing to their relevance, a number of works try to extend the life span of these elements. Nevertheless, in critical situations, such as the unavailability of a critical link, ways to reestablish the communication, even if for short periods of time, can be of importance in a number of urgent tasks. In this paper, this paper explores the concept of Cooperative Communication (CC) to monitor critical nodes and links and recover network connectivity in case of disruption.