An Interference-Aware Admission Control Design for Wireless Mesh Networks

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In this paper, the authors present IAC, an interference aware admission control algorithm for use in wireless mesh networks. The core concept of IAC is to use a low overhead dual threshold based approach to share the bandwidth information with its neighbors in the interfering range. As a result, IAC guarantees that the shared wireless bandwidth is not over-utilized and the quality of all existing flows are preserved. Moreover, IAC takes into account the intra-flow interference effect to estimate the bandwidth consumption of the flow in a multi-hop path.

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