Evaluation of modulo in a multi-channel 802.11 wireless network

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Abstract

Since the introduction of the IEEE 802.11 standard, researchers have moved from the concept of deploying a single channel and proposed the utilisation of multiple channels within a wireless network. This new scheme posed a new problem, the ability to coordinate the various channels and the majority of the proposed works focus on mechanisms that would reduce the adjacent channel interference caused by the use of partially overlapping channels. The proposed idea in this paper borrows the concept of network segregation, firstly introduced for security purposes in wired networks, by dividing a wireless network into smaller independent subnetworks and in collaboration with a channel assignment, the Modulo. Modulo defines a set of rules that nodes should obey to when they transmit data. The utilization of multiple channels under the guidance of Modulo for each subnetwork, proves to improve the performance of an ad-hoc network even in noisy environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN 2013)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherCSREA Press
Pages213-219
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)160132250X
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • networks
  • ad-hoc
  • interference
  • segregate networds
  • modulo
  • throughput

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