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A framework for Connectivity in Inter-working Multi-hop Wireless Networks

Salami, O., A. Bagula and A. Chan (2010) A framework for Connectivity in Inter-working Multi-hop Wireless Networks. In Proceedings ruSMART/NEW2AN 2010 6294, pages 335-352.

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Establishing connectivity between node pairs in inter-working multihop wireless networks is a challenge. Although connectivity in multi-hop wireless networks has been studied yet these analyses focused mainly on ad-hoc networks. Since the next generation of wireless networks will be inter-working, an understanding of connectivity as it applies to such networks is needed. Specifically, this research emphasizes that the connectivity between any node pair in an inter-working multi-hop wireless network should be estimated with the availability of links and the level of interference on the available links that form the communication route between the nodes. Interference is a major factor that inhibits connectivity as it can cause wasteful transmissions over low quality links. Therefore this paper presents a framework for connectivity in interworking multi-hop wireless networks. In addition a connectivity aware routing technique is proposed. Simulation results of the performance of the proposed routing technique in comparison with other routing scheme are presented.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Connectivity, Interference, Inter-working, Multi-hop Wireless
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:675
Deposited By:Bagula, Antoine
Deposited On:22 Febuary 2011