1st Edition

Wireless Mesh Networking Architectures, Protocols and Standards

Edited By Yan Zhang, Jijun Luo, Honglin Hu Copyright 2007
    608 Pages 147 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    A promising new technology, wireless mesh networks are playing an increasingly important role in the future generations of wireless mobile networks. Characterized by dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, and self-healing to enable quick deployment, easy maintenance, low cost, high scalability, and reliable services, this technology is becoming a vital mode complementary to the infrastructure-based wireless networks.

    Wireless Mesh Networking: Architectures, Protocols and Standards is the first book to provide engineers, students, faculties, researchers, and designers with a comprehensive technical guide covering introductory concepts. It addresses advanced and open issues in wireless mesh networks and explores various key challenges and diverse scenarios as well as emerging standards such as those for capacity, scalability, extensibility, reliability, and cognition. It focuses on concepts, effective protocols, system integration, performance analysis techniques, simulation, experiments, and future research directions. This volume contains illustrative figures and allows for complete cross-referencing on routing, security, spectrum management, MAC, cross-layer optimization, load-balancing, multimedia communication, MIMO, and smart antenna, etc. It also details information on the particular techniques for efficiently improving the performance of a wireless mesh network.

    Presenting a solid introduction, Wireless Mesh Networking: Architectures, Protocols and Standards elucidates problems and challenges in designing wireless mesh networks.

    Wireless Mesh Networks: Issues and Solutions
    MultiRadio MultiChannel Mesh Networks
    IEEE 802.11-Based Wireless Mesh Networks

    Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Medium Access Control in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Security in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Scalability in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Load Balancing in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Cross-Layer Optimization for Scheduling in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Multimedia Communications over Wireless Mesh Networks
    Multiple Antenna Techniques for Wireless Mesh Networks

    Standardization of Wireless LAN Mesh Networks in IEEE 802.11s
    IEEE 802.16 WiMAX Mesh Networking
    Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Management;
    Wireless Mesh Networks Case Study: Fire Emergency Management and Market Analysis
    Wireless Mesh Networks for Public
    Safety and Disaster Recovery Applications



    Yan Zhang, Jijun Luo, Honglin Hu

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