Topology Broadcast in Maritime Mesh Networks With Directional Antennas - A Practical Approach
The proliferation of wireless transceivers and the availability of unlicensed band has given a boost to the deployment of wireless networks, with IEEE802.11/WiFi being the major driver in this arena. The authors consider a wireless mesh network designed for long distance communication with a typical deployment scenario of a maritime mesh network. This network uses an antenna system made up of multiple fixed-beamwidth antennas. Through efficient use of directional antennas for both transmission and reception, and spatial reuse in transmission, they are able to realize a high capacity mesh network. In this paper, they present a practical approach to topology dissemination for maritime wireless mesh networks.