Channel Allocation in An Overlaid Mesh Network
Nazrul Alam, Mirza (2008)
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In spite of recent advancement of Wireless Mesh Technology, a lot of research challenges remained to be solved to extract the full capacity of this modern technology. As 802.11a/b/g standards make available the use of multi radio multi channel in a wireless node, a lot of research activities are going on to efficiently allocate the channel of a Mesh Network to boost its overall performances. In this research, the prospect of dividing the total network area into two non-overlapping channels of a given Mesh Network is investigated and analyzed numerically. It is found that the throughput is doubled as well as the fairness improves considerably if we deploy two channels instead of single channel backbone. An extensive simulation study has been carried out to find the optimum coverage area between two channels. The study shows that at a particular point of allocation, the network gives the optimum response.