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Improving the resource utilization in Wireless Mesh Networks based on Spatial -TDMA
Gras Granyó, Oriol
Friderikos, Vasilis
Projecte final de carrera realitzat en col.laboració amb King's College London
Wireless Mesh Networks are expected to gain signi cant importance in the telecom- munication market in the near future. Nevertheless, some critical factors menace them not to achieve their expected features. In this thesis we focus our research on the improvement of their performance. To face the multiple access issue we consider the utilization of Spatial Time Division Multiple Access (STDMA). STDMA bene ts from the spatial distribution of nodes allowing the reuse of timeslots by users su - ciently far apart. This feature permits a better utilization of the spectrum, but arises an NP-complete optimization problem consisting in distributing e ciently links into timeslots. In the rst part of the thesis, we will address the link scheduling problem and we will propose two heuristics to try to improve the overall performance of the system. In the second part of the thesis, we will deal with directional antennas, and in particular, with switched beam antennas. Several works have demonstrated the signi cant bene ts of switched beam antennas applied to WMNs. This kind of antennas are formed by several xed beam patterns that are switched according to the communications requirements. Switching among patterns cause, though, a con- sumption of energy and a lose of time to stabilize the patterns. A set of algorithms to reduce the switchings without deteriorating the frame length achieved with the scheduling algorithms will be presented
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica i telecomunicacions::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Comunicacions mòbils
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica i telecomunicacions::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Antenes i agrupacions d'antenes
Wireless communication systems
Mobile communication systems
Spatial TDMA
Comunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
Comunicacions mòbils, Sistemes de
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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