Receiver cooperation in topology control for wireless ad-hoc networks

Kiryang Moon, Do Sik Yoo, Wonjun Lee, Seong Jun Oh

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We propose employing receiver cooperation in centralized topology control to improve energy efficiency as well as network connectivity. The idea of transmitter cooperation has been widely considered in topology control to improve network connectivity or energy efficiency. However, receiver cooperation has not previously been considered in topology control. In particular, we show that we can improve both connectivity and energy efficiency if we employ receiver cooperation in addition to transmitter cooperation. Consequently, we conclude that a system based both on transmitter and receiver cooperation is generally superior to one based only on transmitter cooperation. We also show that the increase in network connectivity caused by employing transmitter cooperation in addition to receiver cooperation is at the expense of significantly increased energy consumption. Consequently, system designers may opt for receiver-only cooperation in cases for which energy efficiency is of the highest priority or when connectivity increase is no longer a serious concern.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6975170
Pages (from-to)1858-1870
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1


  • Ad-hoc network
  • energy efficiency
  • multi-hop communications
  • network connectivity
  • receiver cooperation
  • topology control
  • transmitter cooperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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