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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 425-454; doi:10.3390/s110100425

Self-Configuration and Self-Optimization Process in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

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Received: 13 November 2010 / Revised: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 22 December 2010 / Published: 31 December 2010


Self-organization in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN) is an emergent research area, which is becoming important due to the increasing number of nodes in a network. Consequently, the manual configuration of nodes is either impossible or highly costly. So it is desirable for the nodes to be able to configure themselves. In this paper, we propose an alternative architecture for self-organization of WMN based on Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) and the ad hoc on demand distance vector (AODV) routing protocols as well as using the technology of software agents. We argue that the proposed self-optimization and self-configuration modules increase the throughput of network, reduces delay transmission and network load, decreases the traffic of HELLO messages according to network’s scalability. By simulation analysis, we conclude that the self-optimization and self-configuration mechanisms can significantly improve the performance of OLSR and AODV protocols in comparison to the baseline protocols analyzed.
Keywords: WMN; self-organization; OLSR and AODV WMN; self-organization; OLSR and AODV
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Guardalben, L.; Villalba, L.J.G.; Buiati, F.; Sobral, J.B.M.; Camponogara, E. Self-Configuration and Self-Optimization Process in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. Sensors 2011, 11, 425-454.

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