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dc.contributor.advisor Knightly, Edward W.
dc.creatorRobinson, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T21:12:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T21:12:16Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/20533
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents a measurement-parameterized performance study of deployment factors in wireless mesh networks using four performance metrics: client coverage area, backhaul tier connectivity, protocol-dependent throughput, and per-user fair rates. For each metric, I identify and study deployment factors which strongly influence mesh performance via an extensive set of Monte Carlo simulations capturing realistic physical layer behavior. My findings include: (i) A random topology is unsuitable for a large-scale mesh deployment due to doubled node density requirements, yet a moderate level of perturbations from ideal grid placement has minor impact. (ii) Multiple backhaul radios per mesh node is a cost-effective deployment strategy as it leads to mesh deployments costing 50% less than with a single-radio architecture. This work adds to the understanding of mesh deployment factors and their general impact on performance, providing further insight into practical mesh deployments.
dc.format.extent 89 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectronics
Electrical engineering
dc.title A performance study of deployment factors in wireless mesh networks
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Robinson, Joshua. "A performance study of deployment factors in wireless mesh networks." (2007) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/20533.


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