Cooperative architecture for cellular-short-range combined mesh networks

Tao Chen, Marcos Katz

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Abstract

Due to the nature of wireless communications, a single radio access technology (RAT) hardly satises all communication needs. RATs are roughly divided into two types: cellular and short-range. It becomes increasing popular to equip a mobile device with both types of air interfaces. By seam- lessly integrating different types of air interfaces into a sin- gle network, a new mobile communication model emerges. Benet from the mesh structure interweaved by cellular and short-range links, the new model is able to enjoy reliability, ¡exibility, coverage extension and enhanced service. Al- though several architectures have been proposed based on this model, a practical control solution for seamless integration of cellular and short-range systems is still absent. We propose in this paper a novel cooperative architecture with a control plane backed by cellular systems. A dedicated control unit is developed to tightly control the user cooperation of mobile devices using their short-range links. In addition to the architecture design, we propose two services based on the proposed architecture. It shows the potential of the architecture to carry new services, especially, multimedia services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, Mobimedia '09
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-963-9799-62-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th International ICST Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, Mobimedia '09 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20099 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference5th International ICST Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, Mobimedia '09
Abbreviated titleMobimedia '09
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/09/099/09/09

Keywords

  • Network architecture
  • design

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    Chen, T., & Katz, M. (2009). Cooperative architecture for cellular-short-range combined mesh networks. In Proceedings of the 5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, Mobimedia '09 [20] Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2009.7926