Applying Geometric Routing to Wireless Mesh Networks
This paper records the process and results of this PhD work on applying geometric routing to Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). WMNs are the multi-hop networks that serve as the backbones for connecting the wireless LANs in a municipal or enterprise area. The nodes (so called mesh routers) in WMNs communicate with each other by wireless links and form a mesh topology. Today the WMNs typically equip multiple radios at a node and use multiple nonoverlapping channels to communicate, so as to increase bandwidth and reduce interference. Accordingly, this paper focuses on such type of WMNs, which is called 'Multi-radio and multichannel WMNs' in the literature.