4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

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Experiences and Investigations with Heraklion MESH: An Experimental Metropolitan Multi-Radio Mesh Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3151,
        author={Manolis Delakis and Kostas Mathioudakis and Nikolaos Petroulakis and Vasilios A. Siris},
        title={Experiences and Investigations with Heraklion MESH: An Experimental Metropolitan Multi-Radio Mesh Network},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={long-distance 802.11a links inter-link interfer- ence channel assignment electromagnetic field monitoring.},
        doi={10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3151}
    }
    
  • Manolis Delakis
    Kostas Mathioudakis
    Nikolaos Petroulakis
    Vasilios A. Siris
    Year: 2010
    Experiences and Investigations with Heraklion MESH: An Experimental Metropolitan Multi-Radio Mesh Network
    TRIDENTCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3151
Manolis Delakis1,2, Kostas Mathioudakis1,2, Nikolaos Petroulakis3, Vasilios A. Siris1,2
  • 1: Institute of Computer Science, FORTH P. O. Box 1385, GR 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece,
  • 2: Department of Computer Science, University of Crete
  • 3: Institute of Computer Science, FORTH P. O. Box 1385, GR 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Abstract

We present our experiences and investigations with an experimental metropolitan multi-radio mesh network that covers an area of approximately 60 Km2 in the city of Heraklion, Crete. The network consists of 14 nodes, among which six are core nodes with up to four 802.11a wireless interfaces each, and an additional wireless interface for management and monitoring. The distance between core mesh nodes varies from 1.6 to 5 Km, and the wireless mesh network contains two gateways that connect it to a fixed network. Our investigations have considered the online monitoring of the links between core nodes, the interference between the wireless interfaces located in the same mesh node, channel assignment procedures, and the use of the metropolitan mesh network for real-time collection of electromagnetic field (EMF) measurements.