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Scalability, Density, and Decision Making in Cognitive Wireless Networks by Preston Marshall

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7   The connectivity environment

7.1 Introduction to connectivity characterization

This chapter provides an introduction to how formation of link and network connectivity and topology will be addressed in this analysis (Figure 7.1). We start with a consideration of the constraints imposed by information theory, and some candidate architectures for creating connectivity between source and destination, and develop the general requirements for link operation, and a characterization of topology alternatives that trade range, data rate, and spectrum resources.

Figure 7.1 Connectivity considerations and constraints.

In some network structures, connectivity ...

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