The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
The Cooperative Communication (CC) is a technology that allows multiple nodes to simultaneously transmit the same data. It can save power and extend transmission coverage. However, prior research work on topology control considers CC only in the aspect of energy saving, not that of coverage extension. The authors identify the challenges in the development of a centralized topology control scheme, named cooperative bridges, which reduces transmission power of nodes as well as increases network connectivity. Prior research on topology control with CC only focuses on maintaining the network connectivity, minimizing the transmission power of each node, whereas ignores the energy efficiency of paths in constructed topologies.