DCLS: A Fair and Efficient Scheduling With Bandwidth Guarantee in WiMAX Mesh Networks

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Striking balance between throughput and fairness is a challenging issue in a wireless mesh network because of interference among links. This paper proposed a Dynamic Clique-based Link Scheduling algorithm (DCLS) with minimal bandwidth guarantee for a WiMAX mesh backhaul network. DCLS includes two phases. First, it exploits a novel scheme based on cliques to maximize parallel transmission and ensure minimum bandwidth guarantee. Second, it employs a bandwidth tracking scheduling to enhance fairness among users. Simulation results show that DCLS performs better than existing scheduling schemes in network throughput and fairness.