Social Network Analysis Plugin (SNAP) for Mesh Networks
In a network, bridging nodes are those nodes that from a topological perspective, are strategically located between highly connected regions of nodes. Thus, they have high values of the Bridging Centrality (BC) metric. The authors recently introduced the Localized Bridging Centrality (LBC) metric, which can identify such nodes via distributed computation, yet has accuracy equal to that of the centralized BC metric. The LBC and BC metrics are based on the Social Network Analysis (SNA) metric "Betweenness centrality". They now introduce a new SNA metric that is more suitable for use in wireless mesh networks: the Localized Load-aware Bridging Centrality (LLBC) metric.