A Cross-Layer Optimization Framework for Multihop Multicast in Wireless Mesh Networks

J. Yuan, Z. Li, W. Yu, B. Li
2006 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  
The optimal and distributed provisioning of high throughput in mesh networks is known as a fundamental but hard problem. The situation is exacerbated in a wireless setting due to the interference among local wireless transmissions. In this paper, we propose a cross-layer optimization framework for throughput maximization in wireless mesh networks, in which the data routing problem and the wireless medium contention problem are jointly optimized for multihop multicast. We show that the
more » ... maximization problem can be decomposed into two subproblems: a data routing subproblem at the network layer, and a power control subproblem at the physical layer with a set of Lagrangian dual variables coordinating interlayer coupling. Various effective solutions are discussed for each subproblem. We emphasize the network coding technique for multicast routing and a game theoretic method for interference management, for which efficient and distributed solutions are derived and illustrated. Finally, we show that the proposed framework can be extended to take into account physical-layer wireless multicast in mesh networks. His research interests include wireless communications, optimization and cross-layer design. Zongpeng Li received the B.E. degree in computer
doi:10.1109/jsac.2006.881617 fatcat:jqobz3t6k5dspaplz44pwl46ma