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Sensors 2011, 11(1), 425-454;

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

Computer Science Program, Distributed Mobile Computing—Network Security (DMC-NS) Group, Federal University of Santa Catarina—UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
Group of Analysis, Security and Systems (GASS), Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (DISIA), School of Computer Science, Office 431, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Calle Profesor José García Santesmases s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
System and Automation Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina—UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
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Received: 13 November 2010 / Revised: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 22 December 2010 / Published: 31 December 2010
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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. View Full-Text
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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