Vehicular Mobility Management Schemes for Balancing Loads Among WMN Access Points

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Executive Summary

Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN) are poised to be a cost-effective platform for many municipal applications in public safety, business and entertainment. In this paper, the authors study WMN-based content delivery within Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications. An example ITS application would be to deliver content used for vehicle route guidance in emergency evacuation situations. They study and present three different vehicular mobility management schemes and compare these to the standard IEEE 802.11 mobility management scheme. They evaluate the benefits of the proposed scheme using OMNET++ simulator. Their results show that using the proposed schemes reduces handoff latencies and improves the overall network throughput at lower and higher vehicle speeds.

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