Self-Stabilizing Distributed Formation of Minimal k-Dominating Sets in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks


Dominating set in a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a collection of devices acting as servers that store, forward, or backup data for other devices not in the set. To fulfill the service requirement, every device is either a dominator or adjacent to some dominator. Devices of the latter case are dominatees. To provide a more robust service, we can extend the definition of dominating set to k-dominating set, where each dominatee must be adjacent to at least k dominators (k is a constant). This paper proposes a self-stabilizing protocol that identifies a k-dominating set in a MANET. The identified set is guaranteed minimal in the sense that it contains no proper subset that is also a k-dominating set. We prove correctness and analyze stability property of this protocol. Simulation results indicate that the proposed protocol finds k-dominating sets of smaller size when compared with existing approaches.

DOI: 10.1109/IIH-MSP.2014.186

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@article{Yen2014SelfStabilizingDF, title={Self-Stabilizing Distributed Formation of Minimal k-Dominating Sets in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks}, author={Li-Hsing Yen and Zong-Long Chen}, journal={2014 Tenth International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing}, year={2014}, pages={723-728} }