Situation-aware routing for wireless mesh networks with mobile nodes

Hlabishi Kobo, William Tucker
This paper describes a situation-aware algorithm based on the current situation of a mesh network with mobile nodes that improves quality of service. After running laboratory performance tests, we concluded that a situation-aware mesh routing protocol offers potential to address issues pertaining to mobility, congestion and scalability in dynamic mesh networks with mobile nodes. Such networks appear promising to provide connectivity to people living in rural areas in developing regions of
more » ... ng regions of Africa, and can be easily interconnected to telco-styled networks through gateways for voice and Internet services. Such services can remain free in the mesh, yet can also be billed for interconnection. Our vision offers an attractive business model for up scaling a rural customer base for telcos, while at the same time offering increased quality of service for mobile users on rural mesh networks.