Impact of gateways placement on clustering algorithms in wireless mesh networks
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AbstractAbstract—In wireless mesh networks, designing algorithms that efficiently balance the traffic loads among a given set of network gateways is a challenging problem. Links interfere, transfer capacity is limited, and traffic demands vary overtime. The position of the gateways also affects the overall network performance as a result of its direct impact on the way routers are associated to gateways. In this paper, we investigate the performance of several routers-to-gateways association heuristics in relation with different gateway placement algorithms.We show that if bounds on the number of hops between routers and gateways exist, load-based heuristics perform the best. In general cases however, interference-based approaches provide better load balancing.
CitationWaharte, S., Boutaba, R., Anelli, P., (2009) 'Impact of Gateways Placement on Clustering Algorithms in Wireless Mesh Networks,' Communications, ICC '09, IEEE International Conference on@ 1-5
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