International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
Supportive communication has conventional tremendous attention for wireless networks. Most existing works on supportive infrastructure are focused on link-level corporeal layer issues. Consequently, the impacts of supportive infrastructure on network-level upper layer issues, such as topology control, map-reading and network capacity are largely disregarded. In this paper, the authors propose a Capacity-Optimized Supportive (COS) topology manage scheme to improve the network capability in MANETs by jointly bearing in mind both upper layer system capacity and physical layer supportive communications. Through simulations, they show that physical layer supportive infrastructure have important impacts on the network capacity, and the planned topology organize scheme can considerably improve the network capacity in MANETs with supportive infrastructure.