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The impact of interference on the performance of a multi-path metropolitan wireless mesh network.

Tragos, E.Z., Fragkiadakis, A.G., Askoxylakis, I. and Siris, V.A., 2011. The impact of interference on the performance of a multi-path metropolitan wireless mesh network. In: IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), 28 June-1 July 2011, Corfu, Greece, 199 - 204.

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DOI: 10.1109/ISCC.2011.5983840


Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) have attracted much attention lately for providing efficiently wireless services with high quality of service (QoS). Metropolitan WMNs are a low-cost solution for providing broadband wireless internet access in large areas. One of the fundamental issues of wireless communications is interference. In WMNs interference can be caused by simultaneous transmissions at links internal to the mesh network or by external sources. In this work we perform extensive measurements in a multi-radio metropolitan WMN deployed in the city of Heraklion, Greece. The basic goal is to investigate the impact of interference on the performance of the multi-path WMN. Towards that goal, we perform measurements with FTP, video streaming and raw data traffic for two scenarios, one with an efficient channel assignment (CA) that accounts for interference and another with a random CA that results in high internal and external interference in the network. The results prove that interference creates severe performance degradation, with regards to high delay, high packet losses, low throughput and low signal-to-interference and noise ratio (SINR). As a result, the metropolitan WMN becomes unable to support multi-path flows and demanding applications with an acceptable QoS. © 2011 IEEE.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This work was supported in part by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme through project EU-MESH (Enhanced, Ubiquitous,and Dependable Broadband Access using MESH Networks), ICT-215320,
Uncontrolled Keywords:Interference, Throughput, Mesh networks, Wireless communication, Delay, Streaming media
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24638
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:12 Sep 2016 11:52
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:58


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