Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks. 13th EAI International Conference, CROWNCOM 2018, Ghent, Belgium, September 18–20, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Experimental Analysis of 5 GHz WiFi and UHF-TVWS Hybrid Wireless Mesh Network Back-Haul Links

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-05490-8_1,
        author={Richard Maliwatu and Natasha Zlobinsky and Magdeline Lamola and Augustine Takyi and David Johnson and Melissa Densmore},
        title={Experimental Analysis of 5 GHz WiFi and UHF-TVWS Hybrid Wireless Mesh Network Back-Haul Links},
        proceedings={Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks. 13th EAI International Conference, CROWNCOM 2018, Ghent, Belgium, September 18--20, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={CROWNCOM},
        year={2019},
        month={1},
        keywords={Multi-radio Dynamic spectrum access TV white space Wireless mesh network 5 GHz WiFi},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-05490-8_1}
    }
    
  • Richard Maliwatu
    Natasha Zlobinsky
    Magdeline Lamola
    Augustine Takyi
    David Johnson
    Melissa Densmore
    Year: 2019
    Experimental Analysis of 5 GHz WiFi and UHF-TVWS Hybrid Wireless Mesh Network Back-Haul Links
    CROWNCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05490-8_1
Richard Maliwatu1,*, Natasha Zlobinsky1, Magdeline Lamola1, Augustine Takyi1, David Johnson1, Melissa Densmore1,*
  • 1: University of Cape Town (UCT)
*Contact email: rmaliwatu@cs.uct.ac.za, mdensmore@cs.uct.ac.za

Abstract

This paper reports on the experimental analysis of hybrid back-haul links comprising WiFi operating in the 5 GHz and Ultra High Frequency Television White Space bands. Possible link permutations are highlighted. Performance results show that overall network optimisation requires a combination of frequency division and time division duplexing.