A novel concept called Wireless ad-hoc Control Networks (WACNets), exploring an ad-hoc approach to networked distributed control, has been under study for the last five years in the research group. Such systems represent a new stage in the evolution of distributed control and monitoring. The work carried out in developing an adaptive self-organisation algorithm for WACNet is reported. The algorithm deploys a distance measure technique while satisfying the rules and assumptions developed for WACNet framework. The effectiveness of the algorithm is verified through computer simulation under a number of given scenarios. The results obtained show that the algorithm effectively drives a network through different stages of its evolution.
F. Naghdy & N. Simiana, "Adaptive self-organisation of wireless ad-hoc control networks," in IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication, 2007, pp. 109-112.