3rd International ICSTConference on Wireless Internet

Research Article

An Intelligent Wireless Mesh Network Backbone

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/wicon.2007.2150,
        author={Gustavo Vejarano and Janise McNair},
        title={An Intelligent Wireless Mesh Network Backbone},
        proceedings={3rd International ICSTConference on Wireless Internet},
        keywords={Algorithms Reliability Theory.},
  • Gustavo Vejarano
    Janise McNair
    Year: 2010
    An Intelligent Wireless Mesh Network Backbone
    DOI: 10.4108/wicon.2007.2150
Gustavo Vejarano1,*, Janise McNair1,*
  • 1: University of Florida WAMS Lab, P. O. Box 116130 Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
*Contact email: gavafj@ufl.edu, mcnair@ece.ufl.edu


In this paper, we report on a work-in-progress of an intelligent wireless mesh network backbone. We give a list of guidelines that should be considered for the design of such a network, and analyze them in the context of different application scenarios. We propose a backbone for these networks with the following characteristics: self-formation and maintenance, adaptability, and resiliency. A model for the backbone and a topology control scheme are proposed based on an analysis of the traffic flows generated by final users.