Design and Implementation of Distributed Resource Management Mechanisms for Wireless Mesh Networks
(English)In: Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications TechnologiesArticle in journal (Other academic) Submitted
In this paper we design and implement a resource management scheme based on cooperative association, where the STAs can share useful information in order to improve the performance of the association/handoff procedures. The cooperative association mechanism is inspired by the rapidly designed cooperative protocols in the field of wireless networks. Furthermore, we introduce a load balancing mechanism that operates in a cross-layer manner taking into account uplink and downlink channel conditions, routing performance and congestion control. The iterative heuristic algorithms that we propose, control the communication load of each mesh AP in a distributed manner. We evaluate the performance of our mechanisms through OPNET simulations and testbed experiments.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-117710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-117710DiVA: diva2:602661
QS 20132013-02-022013-02-022013-02-27Bibliographically approved