Topology Maintenance Dynamic Techniques

  • Miguel A. Labrador
  • Pedro M. Wightman

Contrary to static topology maintenance techniques, dynamic techniques do not make a priori calculations to determine the topology that will become active when the current one is no longer appropriate. Instead, dynamic techniques make those calculations “on-the-fly”. Dynamic topology maintenance techniques can also be subdivided into global or local according to the part of the topology that they switch. Global techniques run a network wide new topology construction process every time the topology needs to be changed and, therefore, switch the entire topology. Local techniques, on the other hand, run a more localized process meant to calculate and establish a new branch of a tree, a cluster, or a specific link or small set of links. In this chapter, dynamic global and local topology maintenance techniques are described and evaluated in sparse and dense networks.


Dense Network Network Lifetime Active Node Sparse Network Dynamic Technique 
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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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