A wireless mesh network (WMN) has been popularly researched as a wireless backbone for Internet access with off-the-shelf and inexpensive equipments. Nowadays, several applications like contents sharing, multicast video streaming, vehicular networks encourage to build mesh networks in urban areas. However, the deployment of WMNs in unlicensed bands of dense urban areas imposes many challenges. While previous research has mostly focused on optimal channel allocation under inter or intra-flow interferences within mesh nodes, the practical deployment of WMNs also requires to consider the interference caused by external entities such as residential access points that do not belong to the WMN. To address this issue, we propose Urban-X which is a first attempt towards a new architecture for Multi-Radio Cognitive Mesh Networks. Based on a cross-layer scheme, we develop novel routing and forwarding schemes reflecting the residential traffic state of external users. Through an extensive simulation analysis using the ns-2 simulator, we demonstrate the feasibility of our routing scheme and we show its robustness to the variations of channel environment and external traffics.

Cognitive Multi-Radio Mesh Networks on ISM Bands: A Cross-Layer Architecture

DI FELICE, MARCO;
2010

Abstract

A wireless mesh network (WMN) has been popularly researched as a wireless backbone for Internet access with off-the-shelf and inexpensive equipments. Nowadays, several applications like contents sharing, multicast video streaming, vehicular networks encourage to build mesh networks in urban areas. However, the deployment of WMNs in unlicensed bands of dense urban areas imposes many challenges. While previous research has mostly focused on optimal channel allocation under inter or intra-flow interferences within mesh nodes, the practical deployment of WMNs also requires to consider the interference caused by external entities such as residential access points that do not belong to the WMN. To address this issue, we propose Urban-X which is a first attempt towards a new architecture for Multi-Radio Cognitive Mesh Networks. Based on a cross-layer scheme, we develop novel routing and forwarding schemes reflecting the residential traffic state of external users. Through an extensive simulation analysis using the ns-2 simulator, we demonstrate the feasibility of our routing scheme and we show its robustness to the variations of channel environment and external traffics.
Proceedings of the 29-th International Conference on Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2010)
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W. Kim; A. J. Kassler; M. Di Felice; M. Gerla
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