Date Added: May 2011
Costly on-site node repairs in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) can be required due to misconfiguration, corrupt software updates, or unavailability during updates. The authors propose ADAM as a novel management framework that guarantees accessibility of individual nodes in these situations. ADAM uses a decentralised distribution mechanism and self-healing mechanisms for safe configuration and software updates. In order to implement the ADAM management and self-healing mechanisms, an easy-to-learn and extendable build system for a small footprint embedded Linux distribution for WMNs has been developed. The paper presents the ADAM concept, the build system for the Linux distribution and the management architecture.