Maximizing wireless mesh network coverage

Luke Shillington, Daoqin Tong

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Abstract

As an emerging technology, wireless communication revolutionizes the way data are shared and transferred. In particular, wireless mesh network (WMN) technology allows data transmission from one node to another without extensive cabling. In this article, spatial characteristics of maximal covering problems are explored, and a novel spatial optimization model is proposed for WMN topology planning. The model selects the optimal locations for network infrastructure to achieve the maximal coverage of spatial demand. Additionally, important WMN design requirements have been accounted for, including network topology and throughput capacity. The validity of the model is tested through a WMN deployment developed for an emergency medical service application in Tucson, Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-437
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Regional Science Review
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • maximal coverage
  • network topology planning
  • spatial optimization
  • wireless mesh network

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Maximizing wireless mesh network coverage. / Shillington, Luke; Tong, Daoqin.

In: International Regional Science Review, Vol. 34, No. 4, 10.2011, p. 419-437.

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Shillington, Luke ; Tong, Daoqin. / Maximizing wireless mesh network coverage. In: International Regional Science Review. 2011 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 419-437.
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