An extension of clustering algorithm for considering link speed in wireless mesh networks

Shigeto Tajima, Nobuo Funabiki, Teruo Higashino

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Abstract

As a scalable Internet-access network, we have studied Wireless Internet-access Mesh Network (WIMNET) using multiple access point (APs) that are connected through wireless communications. In previous studies, we proposed a clustering algorithm for efficiently composing a large scale WIMNET by partitioning the APs into a set of clusters. This algorithm assumes that any link speed is constant for simplicity, whereas our preliminary experiments found that it is greatly changed as the link distance increases due to interferences when adopting the new high-speed IEEE802.11n protocol. In this paper, we extend our clustering algorithm to consider this link speed change to introduce IEEE802.11n into WIMNET. We verify the effectiveness of the extended algorithm through simulations in a grid topology instance using the WIMNET simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013
Pages500-504
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 1 2013Oct 4 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/1/1310/4/13

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Keywords

  • IEEE802.11n
  • Link speed change
  • WDS clustering algorithm
  • WIMNET
  • Wireless mesh network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tajima, S., Funabiki, N., & Higashino, T. (2013). An extension of clustering algorithm for considering link speed in wireless mesh networks. In 2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013 (pp. 500-504). [6664902] https://doi.org/10.1109/GCCE.2013.6664902