Experimental evaluation of AODV in a hybrid wireless mesh network

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Hu, Peizhao; Pirzada, Asad; Portmann, Marius


2006-12-22


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The 5th Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing WITSP'06


Australia


Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are a variant of ad-hoc networks that have recently received increasing attention. They are a promising technology for a wide range of applications for the reason of their cost-effectiveness, self-con?guring and self-healing nature. Routing protocols are a key component of WMNs, as they are responsible for discovering and establishing end-to-end, often multi-hop, paths between nodes in dynamic environments. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of the Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol for hybrid WMNs, which are a special type of wireless mesh network that are comprised of both static infrastructure nodes as well as mobile client devices. The results obtained from our test- bed network indicate that AODV performs effectively in hybrid WMNs and is able to handle a high volume of traf?c with minimal latency. While existing works on performance evaluation of ad- hoc and WMN routing protocols are typically performed either via simulations or via experiments on test-beds. Comparisons of results from both methods are rarely provided. One of the key contributions of this paper is the validation of our simulation results by performing experiments on a real WMN test-bed using the same scenario and mobility pattern. Our results show a reasonably good correlation between the simulation results and our test-bed measurements and we are able to explain the observed variations. Our work serves as a base line result for the exploration of larger and more complex network topologies.


AODV, Mesh network


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Hu, Peizhao; Pirzada, Asad; Portmann, Marius. Experimental evaluation of AODV in a hybrid wireless mesh network. In: The 5th Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing WITSP'06; Australia. 2006-12-22.



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