Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center
Wireless mesh network has recently received a great deal of attention as a promising technology to provide ubiquitous high bandwidth access for a large number of users. Such network may face a significant broadcast traffic that may consequently degrade the network reliability. In this paper, the authors have focused interest to wireless mesh network based IEEE 802.11s and they have designed a self-pruning method to control and reduce the broadcast traffic forwarding. Their scheme, namely Control of Broadcast Forwarding (CBF), defines two behaviors to manage the broadcasting operation.