Employing Cooperative Communication to Recover Network Connectivity in Ad Hoc Networks

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Provided by: International Journal of Networking and Computing
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
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.
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