An energy-efficient hybrid wireless mesh protocol (HWMP) for IEEE 802.11s mesh networks

Ng, Ming Ann * and Yau, Alvin Kok-Lim * (2013) An energy-efficient hybrid wireless mesh protocol (HWMP) for IEEE 802.11s mesh networks. In: IEEE International Conference on Control System, Computing and Engineering, 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2013, Penang, Malaysia.

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The existing path selection scheme in IEEE 802.11s for wireless mesh networks is Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol (HWMP). The main routing metric of HWMP is called airtime metric, which is dependent on packet error rate and transmission bitrate. HWMP does not take energy efficiency into consideration despite its importance for mobile nodes and other nodes which are battery driven. In our proposed energy-efficient HWMP(eHWMP) scheme, in addition to airtime metric, we incorporate per-hop delay and residual energy into the routing metric in order to increase energy efficiency without jeopardizing end-to-end delay performance. Preliminary simulation results show that eHWMP achieves our objective by increasing network lifetime without causing significant effects on end-to-end delay and throughput as compared to the traditional HWMP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Both authors are with the Dept. Computer Science and Networked System, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy-efficient; HWMP; Routing; Wireless mesh networks;
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Dept. Computing and Information Systems
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
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Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 02:59
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 07:42

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