Multi-hop MAC: IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks [chapter]

Ricardo C. Carrano, Débora C. Muchaluat Saade, Miguel Elias M. Campista, Igor M. Moraes, Célio Vinicius N. de Albuquerque, Luiz Claudio S. Magalhães, Marcelo G. Rubinstein, Luís Henrique M. K. Costa, Otto Carlos M. B. Duarte
2009 Encyclopedia on Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing  
This chapter presents IEEE 802.11s, an emerging standard for wireless mesh networks (WMNs). IEEE 802.11s proposes multihop forwarding at the MAC level, which is a new approach for building WMNs. Traditional solutions for WMNs use network-level routing protocols to allow multihop forwarding among wireless mesh nodes. IEEE 802.11s specifies multihop MAC functions for mesh nodes using a mandatory path selection mechanism named HWMP (Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol) and also provides a path selection
more » ... framework for alternative mechanisms and future extensions. This chapter discusses the emerging standard details and compares this new solution for WMNs to traditional ones.
doi:10.1142/9789812833495_0019 fatcat:fvl4lukabzeffmgh3ymjd4xhaa