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Efficient Directional Network Backbone Construction in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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Efficient Directional Network Backbone Construction in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
In this paper, we consider the issue of constructing an energy-efficient virtual network backbone in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) for broadcasting applications using directional antennas. In directional antenna models, the transmission/reception range is divided into several sectors, and one or more sectors can be switched on for transmission. Therefore, data forwarding can be restricted to certain directions (sectors), and both energy consumption and interference can be reduced. We develop the notation of our directional network backbone using the directional antenna model, and form the problem of the directional connected dominating set (DCDS) which is an extreme case of the directional network backbone using an unlimited number of directional antennas. The minimum DCDS problem is proved to be NP-complete. A localized heuristic algorithm for constructing a small DCDS and two extensions of the algorithm are proposed. Performance analysis includes an analytical study in terms of an...
Shuhui Yang, Jie Wu, Fei Dai
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TPDS
Authors Shuhui Yang, Jie Wu, Fei Dai
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