QoS Guaranteed Causal Ordering Group Communication for Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1447-1465
Journal / PublicationWireless Personal Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


In this paper, we discuss the QoS guaranteed causal ordering group communication for cognitive radio (CR) ad hoc networks. The issue of causal ordering has been studied extensively by previous works. However, these works considered the problem at the transport layer and the methods in the works incurred high communication overhead and the long latency for message delivery. In this paper, we discuss the causal ordering at the network layer. The problem of our concern is: given a QoS group communication request in a CR ad hoc network, how to set up the connection so that the causal ordering of the group communication can be preserved, and the bandwidth consumption of the communication is minimized under the condition that the QoS requirement is satisfied. In this paper, we focus on the bandwidth requirement. We propose a two-phase method to solve the problem. In the method, we first construct a multicast tree for the communication, and then assign slots for all tree links. It is proved that the method can preserve the causal ordering of messages without extra communication overhead nor the latency for delivering messages. Simulations are conducted to show the performance of our proposed method.

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  • Causal ordering, Cognitive radio networks, Group communication, QoS, Slot assignment