Energy aware routing in IEEE 802.11s wireless mesh networks

Maria Zogkou, Angeligi Sgora, Dimitrios D. Vergados

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Wireless Mesh Networking is a continuous growing technology that can be used used for several application scenarios, such as military tactical operations, etc. in next generation wireless networks. The IEEE 802.11s Standard defines the procedures that wireless nodes follow in order to interconnect and create aWireless Local Area Network (WLAN) mesh network. It, also, defines the routing protocol and the metric that are used by a IEEE 802.11s mesh network to route data. However, although the energy consumption of mesh nodes is a crucial parameter for the network's lifetime in specific purpose operations (e.g. military and health) the default metric proposed by the standard doesn 't take into account the energy of the nodes. In this paper, a new energy - aware routing metric for the IEEE 802.11s mesh networks has been implemented. Simulation results showed that the proposed metric prolongs the lifetime of a WMN in comparison with the the default metric used by IEEE 802.11s Standard while causing a little higher total delay in the network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and 10th International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationWINSYS 2013
EditorsEnrique Cabello, Hong Ji, Mohammad S. Obaidat, Maria Virvou, Petros Nicopolitidis, Dimitrios D. Vergados
ISBN (Print)978-989-8565-74-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 29 Jul 201331 Jul 2013


Conference10th International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems


  • airtime link metric
  • energy aware routing
  • Hwmp
  • Ieee 802.11s wmns
  • Qos


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