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Self-organisation of an 802.11 Mesh Network

  • John Debenham
  • Ante Prodan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6096)

Abstract

The self-organisation of telecommunications networks has to confront the two challenges of the scalability and the stability of the solution. This paper describes a distributed, co-operative multiagent system in which agents make decisions based only on local knowledge — that guarantees scalability. Extensive simulations indicate that stability is ensured by the agent’s making improvements to the network settings that improve the social performance for all agents in a two-hop range. Our overall goal is simply to reduce maintenance costs for such networks by removing the need for humans to tune the network settings.

Keywords

Short Path Multiagent System Mesh Network Wireless Mesh Network Distribute Coordination Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Debenham
    • 1
  • Ante Prodan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent SystemsUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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