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Performance evaluation of a hybrid wireless network architecture for rural communication

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5 Author(s)
Balaji, K. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Indian Inst. of Technol., Madras, India ; Hegde, N. ; Venkata Ramana, B. ; Manoj, B.S.
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In this paper, we evaluate the performance of Meghadoot - a packet based wireless mesh network architecture for low cost rural community networks. Meghadoot is designed for rural community networks as an alternative for the single-hop last mile. We have built a prototype network for the Meghadoot architecture and studied the impact of multi-hop relaying and constrained devices on end-to-end throughput. The experimental results show that in certain situations multi-hop last mile improves performance in addition to the enhanced coverage and also the presence of constrained nodes brings down the performance drastically.

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Personal Wireless Communications, 2005. ICPWC 2005. 2005 IEEE International Conference on

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23-25 Jan. 2005