Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks: Challenges and Perspectives

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_25,
        author={Aggeliki Sgora and Dimitris Vergados and Periklis Chatzimisios},
        title={IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks: Challenges and Perspectives},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={Wireless mesh network IEEE 802.11s routing MAC power management},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_25}
    }
    
  • Aggeliki Sgora
    Dimitris Vergados
    Periklis Chatzimisios
    Year: 2012
    IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks: Challenges and Perspectives
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_25
Aggeliki Sgora1,*, Dimitris Vergados,*, Periklis Chatzimisios2,*
  • 1: University of the Aegean
  • 2: University of Macedonia
*Contact email: asgora@aegean.gr, vergados@aegean.gr, pchatzimisios@ieee.org

Abstract

A promising solution for wireless environments is the wireless mesh technology that envisages supplementing wired infrastructure with a wireless backbone for providing Internet connectivity to mobile nodes (MNs) or users in residential areas and offices. The IEEE 802.11 TGs has started to work in developing a mesh standard for local area wireless networks. Although a lot of progress has been made and a few new drafts have been released recently, there exist many issues that demand enhanced or even new solutions to 802.11s mesh networking. This paper aims to overview the latest version of the IEEE 802.11s protocol (Draft 2.02), especially the MAC and routing layers, and to point out the challenges that these networks have to overcome in these layers.