Multipath Network Coding in Wireless Mesh Networks
A practical wireless network solution for providing community broadband Internet access services are considered to be wireless mesh networks with delay-throughput tradeoff. This important aspect of network design lies in the capability to simultaneously support multiple independent mesh connections at the intermediate mobile stations. The intermediate mobile stations act as routers by combining network packets with forwarding, a scenario usually known as multiple coding unicasts. The problem of efficient network design for such applications based on multipath network coding with delay control on packet servicing is considered. The simulated solution involves a joint consideration of wireless media access control (MAC) and network-layer multipath selection. Rather than considering general wireless mesh networks, here the focus is on a relatively small-scale mesh network with multiple sources and multiple sinks suitable for multihop wireless backhaul applications within WiMAX standard.
Keywordsmesh networks multipath multihop network coding
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