Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2008, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (3): 13-18.doi:

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High throughput route selection in multi-rate wireless mesh networks

WEI Yi-fei, GUO Xiang-li, SONG Mei, SONG Jun-de   

  1. Personal Communication Networks Computer Aided Design Center, School of Electronic Engineering,
    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2007-10-10 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-09-30


Most existing Ad-hoc routing protocols use the shortest path algorithm with a hop count metric to select paths. It is appropriate in single-rate wireless networks, but has a tendency to select paths containing long-distance links that have low data rates and reduced reliability in multi-rate networks. This article introduces a high throughput routing algorithm utilizing the multi-rate capability and some mesh characteristics in wireless fidelity (WiFi) mesh networks. It uses the medium access control (MAC) transmission time as the routing metric, which is estimated by the information passed up from the physical layer. When the proposed algorithm is adopted, the Ad-hoc on-demand distance vector (AODV) routing can be improved as high throughput AODV (HT-AODV). Simulation results show that HT-AODV is capable of establishing a route that has high data-rate, short end-to-end delay and great network throughput.

Key words:

wireless mesh networks;Ad-hoc;AODV;routing protocol;multi-rate;WiFi