An extension of clustering algorithm for smart-antenna use in wireless mesh networks

Shigeto Tajima, Nobuo Funabiki, Shigeru Tomisato, Masaharu Hata, Teruo Higashino

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Abstract

As a scalable cost-efficient Internet-access network, we have studied the Wireless Internet-access Mesh Network (WIMNET) that is composed of multiple access point (APs) connected through the Wireless Distribution System (WDS). Because all the traffics pass through an Internet Gateway (GW), the resolution of link congestions around the GW is very important. To solve this problem, we have proposed a clustering algorithm to partition the APs into a set of clusters where each cluster consists of the APs sharing the same GW. In addition, we have considered the use of a smart antenna at a special AP called a Smart AP (SAP). In this paper, we extend this clustering algorithm for smart antenna use at SAPs. Besides, we investigate the link activation strategy for the smart antenna, because it allows a variety of link activations for packet transmissions. We evaluate the effectiveness through simulations using the WIMNET simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics 2012, GCCE 2012
Pages638-642
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2012 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 2 2012Oct 5 2012

Publication series

Name1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics 2012, GCCE 2012

Other

Other1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2012
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/2/1210/5/12

Keywords

  • WIMNET
  • Wireless mesh network
  • clustering algorithm
  • link activation strategy
  • smart antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tajima, S., Funabiki, N., Tomisato, S., Hata, M., & Higashino, T. (2012). An extension of clustering algorithm for smart-antenna use in wireless mesh networks. In 1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics 2012, GCCE 2012 (pp. 638-642). [6379939] (1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics 2012, GCCE 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/GCCE.2012.6379939