ChinaCom2009-Wireless Communications and Networking Symposium

Research Article

Routing in IEEE 802.16 Based Distributed Wireless Mesh Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CHINACOM.2009.5339942,
        author={Subrata Saha and Jun Cai and Attahiru Sule Alfa},
        title={Routing in IEEE 802.16 Based Distributed Wireless Mesh Networks},
        proceedings={ChinaCom2009-Wireless Communications and Networking Symposium},
  • Subrata Saha
    Jun Cai
    Attahiru Sule Alfa
    Year: 2009
    Routing in IEEE 802.16 Based Distributed Wireless Mesh Networks
    DOI: 10.1109/CHINACOM.2009.5339942
Subrata Saha1,*, Jun Cai1,*, Attahiru Sule Alfa1,*
  • 1: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 5V6
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Wireless mesh networks are playing a major role in telecommunications in present days. Routing in distributed wireless mesh networks is a challenging issue due to the dynamic channel condition and the absence of infrastructures. In this paper, a new routing method is introduced which suggests how traffic can be distributed over multiple available paths to minimize end-to-end transmission delay. By applying queueing analysis on the intermediate nodes over the routes, an analytical model is proposed to calculate such transmission delay over multiple hops. Simulation is carried out to support the analytical results.