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Elastic fair rate allocation scheme for multi-radio wireless mesh networks


Torshizi, Seyed Dawood Sajjadi and Kwong, Kae Hsiang and Chieng, David and Ng, Seh Chun and Hashim, Fazirulhisyam (2013) Elastic fair rate allocation scheme for multi-radio wireless mesh networks. In: 2013 IEEE 24th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2013), 8-11 Sept. 2013, London, United Kingdom. (pp. 2695-2700).


Fair bandwidth distribution among users remains a persistence issue in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). Users which are more hops away from the gateway generally suffer from higher throughput degradation and hence higher delay. This is mainly due to the nature of IEEE 802.11 protocol, i.e. its operation in contention mode. In this paper, we propose a practical network-layer solution to address this fairness issue in Multi-Radio WMNs. The proposed framework consists of two main components: 1) lightweight messaging system and 2) Elastic fair Rate Allocation Scheme for Mesh Stations (ERASMeS). A highlight of the proposed solution is that it does not require any alteration of existing MAC and routing mechanisms and can be applied to nodes with multiple radio interfaces. This capability distinguishes it from other similar work on fairness provisioning in WMNs. The results obtained from our test-bed show that the proposed solution achieves a high degree of improvement in terms of end-to-end throughput and fairness index for all users.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2013.6666604
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: WMN; Multi-radio; Fairness; Throughput
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 02:40
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 02:40
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/44891
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