Integrating Power Line and Wireless for Intelligent and Opportunistic Networking
In this paper, the authors try to present a network architecture which leverages the power line for Opportunistic networking. They try to provide the autonomous working by use of 802.11 wireless mesh networks. This architecture is aimed at providing better Quality of Service without any additional infrastructure. This integration gives the high bandwidth of wired network to WiFi. The architecture focuses on providing wired backhaul of power line to 802.11s WiFi network. Then the combined network is systematically simplified by graph theory simplification techniques to reduce the network size considerably thereby shortening the route path. It also achieves Quality of Service as each wired backhaul subsequently leads to Internet Gateway.