MAP: Multiconstrained Anypath Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks

Xi Fang, Dejun Yang, Guoliang Xue
2013 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing  
Anypath routing has been proposed to improve the performance of unreliable wireless networks by exploiting the spatial diversity and broadcast nature of the wireless medium. Previous studies on anypath routing have been concentrated on finding an anypath which optimizes a single quality of service (QoS) parameter. In this paper, we study anypath routing subject to multiple constraints. We first prove that the problem is NP-hard when the number of constraints is larger than one. We then present
more » ... polynomial time K-approximation algorithm MAP (Multi-constrained AnyPath), where K denotes the number of constraints. Our algorithm is as simple as Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm. Therefore it is suitable for implementation in wireless routing protocols.
doi:10.1109/tmc.2012.158 fatcat:6go7zsiawrfhdp4wvxvvzr5tdm