University of Calgary
The dynamic characteristics of wireless mesh network environments make delay-sensitive multimedia applications processing in such networks a very challenging task. Cross-layer optimizations are commonly designed to ensure that application requirements are met. Improved timeliness of delivery and precision of information as acquired by a decision-entity can help in effective management of resources and strategies in the mesh network to achieve better application availability, stability, and performance. In this paper, information exchange and database architecture is presented to allow regular updates and access of cross-layer parameters through distributed database services over an overlay network.