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Infrastructure wireless mesh network, also named as mesh router, is one key topology for the next generation wireless networking. In this work, the performance optimisation for the infrastructure wireless mesh network is presented and the sub-optimum solution mechanism is investigated. A cross-layer design for tree-type routing, level-based centralised scheduling and distributed power control theme is proposed as the sub-optimum solution strategy. The cross-layer design relies on the channel information and the distributed transmission power control in the physical layer, and the wireless scheduling in the medium access control (MAC) layer, as well as the routing selection mechanism in the MAC upper layer. In this work, a modified distributed power control algorithm is proposed first. In addition, a tree-type routing construction algorithm for centralised scheduling is presented to improve the network throughput by jointly considering interference and hop-count to construct the routing tree. Simulation results show that the proposed cross-layer design strategy can effectively improve the network throughput performance, decrease the power consumption and achieve better performances.
Date of Publication: Oct. 2007