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REUSE: A Combined Routing and Link Scheduling Mechanism for Wireless Mesh Networks

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Executive Summary

Increasing the capacity of wireless mesh networks has motivated numerous studies. In this context, the cross-layer optimization techniques involving joint use of routing and link scheduling are able to provide better capacity improvements. Most works in the literature propose linear programming models to combine both mechanisms. However, this approach has high computational complexity and cannot be extended to large-scale networks. Alternatively, algorithmic solutions are less complex and can obtain capacity values close to the optimal. Thus, the authors propose the REUSE algorithm, which combines routing and link scheduling and aims to increase throughput capacity in wireless mesh networks.

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