Joint Handoff and Resource Management for Throughput Fairness in a Wireless Mesh Network

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Mobility
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In this paper, the authors study the problem of providing fair throughput for Mobile Stations (MSs) in a Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) by jointly considering the handoff management of the MSs and the resource allocations at the Access Points (APs). An optimization problem is formulated based on long-term proportional fairness, so that all the MSs in the entire WMN can receive fair average throughput, while the total throughput of the MSs is maximized. The optimum solution is based on the assumption of having global information about the channel conditions and mobility information of all the MSs, and cannot be easily implemented in a practical system.

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