A Utility-Based Framework for Joint Channel, Topology, and Routing Control in Wireless Mesh Networks

Date Added: Apr 2009
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The authors define a utility-based framework for joint channel assignment, topology control and routing in multi-rate multi-radio wireless mesh networks, and present a greedy algorithm for solving the corresponding optimization problem. A key and novel feature of the proposed approach is the support for different target objectives, which are defined as utility functions of the MAC layer throughput, that allow operators to express different requirements in terms of throughput and availability. Such flexibility is important in future access networks.