Guide to Wireless Mesh Networks

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Sudip Misra, Subhas Chandra Misra, Isaac Zhang
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 19, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
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Overview and Goals Wireless communication technologies are undergoing rapid advancements. The last few years have experienced a steep growth in research in the area of wireless mesh networks (WMNs). The attractiveness of WMNs, in general, is attributed to their characteristics such as the ability to dynamically self-organize and self-con?gure, coupled with the ability to maintain mesh connectivity leading, in effect, to low set-up/installation costs, simpler maintenance tasks, and service coverage with high reliability and fault-tolerance. WMNs also support their integration with existing wireless networks such as cellular networks, WLANs, wireless-?delity (Wi-Fi), and worldwide interoperability of microwave access (WiMAX). WMNs have found u- ful applications in a broad range of domains such as broadband home networking, commercial/business networking, and community networking – particularly attr- tive in offering broadband wireless access with low initial installation and set-up costs. Even though WMNs have emerged to be attractive and they hold great promises for our future, there are several challenges that need to be addressed. Some of the wellknownchallenges areattributedtoissuesrelatingtoscalability(signi?cantdrop in throughput with the increase in the number of nodes), multicasting, offering qu- ity of service guarantees, energy ef?ciency, and security. This handbook attempts to provide a comprehensive guide on fundamental key topics coupled with new ideas and results in the areas of WMNs. The book has been prepared keeping in mind that it needs to prove itself to be a valuable resource dealing with both the important core and the specialized issues in WMNs.
 

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Contents

Medium Access Control in Wireless Mesh Networks Feiyi Huang and Yang Yang
31
Hierarchical and QoSAware Routing
49
Stabilizing InterferenceFree Slot Assignment
76
Channel Assignment Techniques for 802 11Based Multiradio
119
Routing Interface Assignment and Related Crosslayer Issues
147
Wireless Mesh Network Routing Under Uncertain Demands
171
Routing Metrics for Wireless Mesh Networks
199
Reliable Transport in Multihop Wireless Mesh Networks
231
Wireless Mesh NetworksBased Multinetwork Convergence
299
Scalability in Wireless Mesh Networks 325
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Mobility Management in Wireless Mesh Networks
349
Low Latency in Wireless Mesh Networks
379
Technologies
425
Scheduling and Call Admission Control
449
The Symbiosis of Cognitive Radio and Wireless Mesh Networks 471
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Construction and Evaluation of a Wireless Mesh Network Testbed
497

Transport Protocols for Wireless Mesh Networks
255
Congestion Control in Wireless Mesh Networks
277

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Sudip Misra is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has authored over 120 scholarly research papers and edited six books. He was awarded the Canadian Government's prestigious NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany.

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