Low-Coupling Cluster-based Multipath Routing for Wireless Mesh Networks.

C. Fonseca, J. Mocito, and L. Rodrigues..

Selected sections of this report were published in the proceedings of the of the 20th International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN), Maui, Hawaii, July, 2011.


This paper addresses the problem of multipath routing in hybrid wireless mesh networks. We study the use of clustering algorithms to facilitate the discovery and deployment of non-interfering multipath routes in these settings. In this context we propose a novel combination of clustering and routing techniques aiming at minimizing interferences between transmissions of neighbouring nodes. We provide a comparative evaluation results and show that our solution offers an interesting tradeoff between the signalling cost, the time required to set up and maintain paths, and the properties of the discovered paths.

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Luís Rodrigues