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Sensors 2012, 12(1), 500-517; doi:10.3390/s120100500
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Performance Evaluation of Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks with Embedded Systems

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Received: 15 December 2011; in revised form: 2 January 2012 / Accepted: 2 January 2012 / Published: 5 January 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Spaces and Ubiquitous Solutions)
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Abstract: Many commercial wireless mesh network (WMN) products are available in the marketplace with their own proprietary standards, but interoperability among the different vendors is not possible. Open source communities have their own WMN implementation in accordance with the IEEE 802.11s draft standard, Linux open80211s project and FreeBSD WMN implementation. While some studies have focused on the test bed of WMNs based on the open80211s project, none are based on the FreeBSD. In this paper, we built an embedded system using the FreeBSD WMN implementation that utilizes two channels and evaluated its performance. This implementation allows the legacy system to connect to the WMN independent of the type of platform and distributes the load between the two non-overlapping channels. One channel is used for the backhaul connection and the other one is used to connect to the stations to wireless mesh network. By using the power efficient 802.11 technology, this device can also be used as a gateway for the wireless sensor network (WSN).
Keywords: FreeBSD; NanoBSD; multi-channel; wireless mesh network; embedded system; PCEngines alix; 802.11s; static routing; dynamic routing FreeBSD; NanoBSD; multi-channel; wireless mesh network; embedded system; PCEngines alix; 802.11s; static routing; dynamic routing
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Lam, J.H.; Lee, S.-G.; Tan, W.K. Performance Evaluation of Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks with Embedded Systems. Sensors 2012, 12, 500-517.

AMA Style

Lam JH, Lee S-G, Tan WK. Performance Evaluation of Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks with Embedded Systems. Sensors. 2012; 12(1):500-517.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lam, Jun Huy; Lee, Sang-Gon; Tan, Whye Kit. 2012. "Performance Evaluation of Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks with Embedded Systems." Sensors 12, no. 1: 500-517.


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