Journal of Communications
Route selection in hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) that contain mobile mesh clients with constrained energy is a critical research challenge. Existing routing protocols take the advantages of backbone mesh routing protocols but lack of consideration of the characteristics of clients. Most of these protocols capture interference and traffic load, but lack of considering the effect of mobility and energy constraints of clients. In this paper, the authors propose a Cross-Layer Aware (CLA) routing protocol, which is based on comprehensively considering characteristics of mesh routers and mesh clients for gateway traffic in hybrid WMNs.