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Evaluation of scalability of hybrid wireless mesh protocol in IEEE 802.11

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dc.contributor.author Sooriyaarachchi, SJ
dc.contributor.author Fernando, WAC
dc.contributor.author Gamage, CD
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02T19:19:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-02T19:19:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13749
dc.description.abstract Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) enable ubiquitous computing with wide availability of smart mobile devices and applications. However, robust and lightweight protocols are yet to be implemented for multihop communication. The latest IEEE 802.11 standard released in 2012 captures the concept of muItihop MANETs under Wireless Mesh Networks and proposes Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol (HWMP) as the default muItihop path selection protocol. Previous studies on the performance of HWMP have not addressed operating scenarios of mass mobility (to model human user mobility), non-availability of root nodes (to model absence of infrastructure support) and a wide span of node densities (to model different application scenarios). This paper analyses the scalability of HWMP in a MANET of IEEE 802.11 standard wireless mesh stations that move at human walking speeds. The end-to-end delay, data packet delivery ratio and path selection control overhead are evaluated in the presence of random waypoint and mass mobility models for increasing node densities. The simulation results show that there are no significant variations in any of the above important performance metrics among static, random waypoint mobility and mass mobility models. Furthermore, HWMP shows almost a linear path selection control overhead profile for increasing node densities while the packet delivery ratio and the end-to-enddelay reaches a steady level as node density increases up to about 250 nodes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject IEEE 802.11, Wireless Mesh Networks, HWMP en_US
dc.title Evaluation of scalability of hybrid wireless mesh protocol in IEEE 802.11 en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Computer Science and Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 15th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) - 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.place Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 152 - 159 en_US
dc.identifier.email lsulochanas@cse.mrt.ac.lk en_US
dc.identifier.email chandag@cse.mrt.ac.lk en_US
dc.identifier.email w.fernando@surrey.ac.uk en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/ICTER.2015.7377682 en_US


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