A novel control channel management in CogMesh networks

Tao Chen, Marja Matinmikko, H. Zhang

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The common control channel problem has become one of the main research challenges in a dynamic spectrum access (DSA) based ad hoc network without a global common channel. The basic question lies in how the control channels of the network are aligned in a reliable and distributed way with minimum management overhead. We propose in this paper a novel concept of the control channel cloud to handle this problem. A control channel cloud is a group of connected nodes using the same control channel. The idea is to have clouds evolved by merging so that few control channels are used in the network. In this paper the basic cloud operations are introduced to merge cloud in different situations. The cloud formation algorithms are proposed based on the cloud operations. We prove the convergence of the algorithms and study their performance by simulation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2011
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-8327-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8328-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event74th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2011 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 5 Sept 20118 Sept 2011
Conference number: 74


Conference74th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2011
Abbreviated titleVTC Fall 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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