Title: Hierarchical, multi-spanning architecture for managed wireless networks

Authors: Balazs Kovacs, Rolland Vida

Addresses: Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Magyar tudosok krt. 2, Budapest 1117, Hungary. ' Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Magyar tudosok krt. 2, Budapest 1117, Hungary

Abstract: In this paper, we present a network architecture that supports the best effort multi-hop extension of managed wireless hotspots, which is a reasonable approach to fulfil the connectivity needs of the ubiquitous computing paradigm. The infrastructural elements of the network enhance the communication performance of wireless mobile stations and establish a scalable networking environment. The proposed architecture organises nodes into multiple, dynamic address tree hierarchies based on their radio connections. By these means, the architecture enables a multi-path routing mechanism that uses no routing tables, packets being deterministically forwarded based solely on the structure of their destination address.

Keywords: managed wireless networks; scalable network architecture; wireless routing; multi-hop extension; wireless hotspots; ubiquitous computing; communication performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2009.028893

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2009 Vol.3 No.3, pp.113 - 122

Available online: 11 Oct 2009 *

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