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We propose a notion of an extended dominating set where each node in an ad hoc network is covered by either a dominating neighbor or several 2-hop dominating neighbors. This work is motivated by cooperative communication in ad hoc networks whereby transmitting independent copies of a packet generates diversity and combats the effects of fading. We first(More)
The efficiency of sensor networks depends on the coverage of the monitoring area. Although in general a sufficient number of sensors are used to ensure a certain degree of redundancy in coverage so that sensors can rotate between active and sleep modes, a good sensor deployment is still necessary to balance the workload of sensors. In a sensor network with(More)
In this paper, we address the Topology control with Cooperative Communication (TCC) problem in ad hoc wireless networks. Cooperative communication is a novel model introduced recently that allows combining partial messages to decode a complete message. The objective of the TCC problem is to obtain a strongly-connected topology with minimum total energy(More)
In this paper, we study the problem of maintaining sensing coverage by keeping a small number of active sensor nodes and a small amount of energy consumption in wireless sensor networks. This paper extends a result from [21] where only uniform sensing range among all sensors is used. We adopt an approach that allows non-uniform sensing ranges for different(More)
This paper addresses fault-tolerant topology control in a heterogeneous wireless sensor network consisting of several resource-rich supernodes, used for data relaying, and a large number of energy-constrained wireless sensor nodes. We introduce the k-degree anycast topology control (fc-ATC) problem, with the objective of selecting each sensor's transmission(More)
In wireless ad hoc networks, clustering is one of the most important approaches for many applications. A connected k-hop clustering network is formed by electing clusterheads in k-hop neighborhoods and finding gateway nodes to connect clusterheads. Therefore, the number of nodes to be flooded in broadcast related applications could be reduced. In this(More)
The efficiency of sensor networks depends on the coverage of the monitoring area. Although, in general, a sufficient number of sensors are used to ensure a certain degree of redundancy in coverage, a good sensor deployment is still necessary to balance the workload of sensors. In a sensor network with locomotion facilities, sensors can move around to(More)
We consider a wireless sensor network consisting of a set of sensors deployed randomly. A point in the monitored area is covered if it is within the sensing range of a sensor. In some applications, when the network is sufficiently dense, area coverage can be approximated by guaranteeing point coverage. In this case, all the points of wireless devices could(More)
Two schools of thought exist in terms of handling mobility in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). One is the traditional connection-based model, which views node mobility as undesirable and tries to either remove (through recovery schemes) or mask (through tolerant schemes) the effect of mobility. The other is the mobility-assisted model, which considers(More)
In this paper, we consider the issue of efficient broadcasting in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) using network coding and directional antennas. Network coding-based broadcasting focuses on reducing the number of transmissions each forwarding node performs in the multiple source/multiple message broadcast application, where each forwarding node combines(More)