Topology Control and Routing in Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • Quansheng Guan
  • F. Richard Yu
  • Shengming Jiang


Recent research activities about cognitive radio (CR) are mainly focusing on opportunistic spectrum access and spectrum utilization. However, CR technology will have significant impacts on upper layer performance such as topology control and routing in wireless networks, especially in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). The dynamic spectrum availability issue imposes more challenges on routing in CR-MANETs. Since the spectrum availability is affected by primary user activities and the mobility of cognitive users, cognitive routing is required to be forward looking rather than reactive. To this end, a topology control and routing framework is presented in this chapter, where cognitive routing is enabled by topology control. In the framework, topology control serves as a middleware and a cross-layer module residing between routing and CR module. Prediction techniques can be used to construct a smart network topology, which provisions cognition capability to routing. Particularly, we present a distributed prediction-based cognitive topology control (PCTC) scheme to demonstrate the framework and verify its feasibility.


Cognitive Radio Medium Access Control Layer Link Prediction Topology Control Cognitive User 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Quansheng Guan
    • 1
  • F. Richard Yu
    • 2
  • Shengming Jiang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Information EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Information Technology, Department of Systems and Computer EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  3. 3.School of Electrical and Information EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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