QuRiNet: A Wide-Area Wireless Mesh Testbed for Research and Experimental Evaluations

Date Added: Dec 2009
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Research in wireless mesh networks have been growing in recent years. Many testbeds have been created to study networking protocols in wireless mesh networks. In this paper, the authors describe QuRiNet, an outdoor wide-area wireless mesh network deployed in a natural reserve. They describe various research efforts that have been leveraging the QuRiNet testbed. Several interesting measurement data are reported in addition to their impact due to various network configurations and technological variations. Mesh nodes in QuRiNet are powered by solar panels, running with multiple radios.