A promising new technology, wireless mesh networks are playing an increasingly important role in the future generations of wireless mobile networks. Characterized by dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, and self-healing to enable quick deployment, easy maintenance, low cost, high scalability, and reliable services, this technology is becoming a vital mode complementary to the infrastructure-based wireless networks.
Wireless Mesh Networking: Architectures, Protocols and Standards is the first book to provide engineers, students, faculties, researchers, and designers with a comprehensive technical guide covering introductory concepts. It addresses advanced and open issues in wireless mesh networks and explores various key challenges and diverse scenarios as well as emerging standards such as those for capacity, scalability, extensibility, reliability, and cognition. It focuses on concepts, effective protocols, system integration, performance analysis techniques, simulation, experiments, and future research directions. This volume contains illustrative figures and allows for complete cross-referencing on routing, security, spectrum management, MAC, cross-layer optimization, load-balancing, multimedia communication, MIMO, and smart antenna, etc. It also details information on the particular techniques for efficiently improving the performance of a wireless mesh network.
Presenting a solid introduction, Wireless Mesh Networking: Architectures, Protocols and Standards elucidates problems and challenges in designing wireless mesh networks.
Table of Contents
Wireless Mesh Networks: Issues and Solutions
MultiRadio MultiChannel Mesh Networks
IEEE 802.11-Based Wireless Mesh Networks
Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks
Medium Access Control in Wireless Mesh Networks
Security in Wireless Mesh Networks
Scalability in Wireless Mesh Networks
Load Balancing in Wireless Mesh Networks
Cross-Layer Optimization for Scheduling in Wireless Mesh Networks
Multimedia Communications over Wireless Mesh Networks
Multiple Antenna Techniques for Wireless Mesh Networks
STANDARDIZATION AND ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
Standardization of Wireless LAN Mesh Networks in IEEE 802.11s
IEEE 802.16 WiMAX Mesh Networking
Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Management;
Wireless Mesh Networks Case Study: Fire Emergency Management and Market Analysis
Wireless Mesh Networks for Public
Safety and Disaster Recovery Applications
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