Construction and Maintenance of Wireless Mobile Backbone Networks

@article{Srinivas2009ConstructionAM,
  title={Construction and Maintenance of Wireless Mobile Backbone Networks},
  author={Anand Srinivas and Gil Zussman and Eytan Modiano},
  journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={239-252}
}
We study a novel hierarchical wireless networking approach in which some of the nodes are more capable than others. In such networks, the more capable nodes can serve as mobile backbone nodes and provide a backbone over which end-to-end communication can take place. Our approach consists of controlling the mobility of the backbone nodes in order to maintain connectivity. We formulate the problem of minimizing the number of backbone nodes and refer to it as the Connected Disk Cover (CDC) problem… CONTINUE READING
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