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ITS hybrid Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) is special case of WMN containing relatively static mesh points and mobile mesh clients, which may suffer from random variations in channel and network condition and handoff problems due to mobility of mesh clients. This leads to poor performance in multi-hop WMN, especially with conventional non-flexible routing algorithms. To cope with instability of wireless links and fast handoff between mesh points for mobile mesh clients, a cross-layer routing that supports link quality optimization and stable routing is an effective way. The key technology is focusing on the choice of the route metrics. In this paper we propose a novel Link Quality and Stability-aware metric from MAC layer supporting Cross-layer Routing (LQSCR) for hybrid WMN. LQSCR selects the path which has best link quality and highest neighbor stability ratio to forward data. Analysis and simulation results show that LQSCR may achieves better performance in hybrid WMN in terms of end-to-end delay, jitter delay and packet delivery ratio in comparison to shortest path metric.
Date of Conference: 22-24 Aug. 2007