Overview of Wireless Mesh Networks
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) introduce a new paradigm of wireless broadband Internet access by providing high data rate service, scalability and self-healing abilities at reduced cost. Obtaining high throughput for multi-cast applications (e.g. video streaming broadcast) in WMNs is challenging due to the interference and the change of channel quality. To overcome this issue, cross-layer has been proposed to improve the performance of WMNs. Network coding is a powerful coding technique that has been proven to be the very effective in achieving the maximum multi-cast throughput.