Towards Designing Energy-Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks

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Executive Summary

Different studies have proposed number of routing protocols to overcome data transmission challenges. Very few of these protocols consider node energy. In this study, the state of art work from various studies is reviewed and compared based on the some design criteria that are proposed in this paper. This paper proposes a new routing protocol that will prioritizes on energy efficiency. This protocol will be formulated using the HWMN protocol as the default protocol, together with other two protocols that has better characteristics on the other criteria. The formulated protocol is hoped to assist in saving energy in the WMN.

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