Globally Fair Radio Resource Allocation for Wireless Mesh Networks
Source: Stony Brook University
Network flows running on a Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) may suffer from partial failures in the form of serious throughput degradation, sometimes to the extent of starvation, because of weaknesses in the underlying MAC protocol, dissimilar physical transmission rates or different degrees of local congestion. Most existing WMN transport protocols fail to take these factors into account. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a Coordinated Congestion ControL (C3L) algorithm that guarantees fair resource allocation under adverse scenarios and thus provides end-to-end max-min fairness among competing flows.