Wireless MESH Networking

3 Day Course
Code PWS180

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is intended for engineers, support staff and network managers requiring a good understanding of the technologies and procedures required to deploy wireless mesh networks for both Wireless LAN 802.11 and WiMAX 802.16.

The course examines MESH networking in three core areas:

  •  Part 1 Architectures
  •  Part 2 Protocols
  •  Part 3 Standardisation and Enabling Technologies.


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Wireless Mesh Networks: Issues and solutions (9 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Comparison between wireless ad hoc and mesh networks
  • Challenges in wireless mesh networks
  • Design issues in wireless mesh networks
  • Design issues in multiradio wireless mesh networks
  • Link layer solutions for multiradio mesh networks
  • Medium access control protocols for multiradio wireless mesh networks
  • Routing protocols for multiradio wireless mesh networks
  • Topology control schemes for multiradio wireless mesh networks

Multiradio Multichannel Mesh Networks (3 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Radio usage policies
  • Channel assignment and routing

IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks (6 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Performance issues and their causes
  • High-performance routing
  • Multichannel wireless mesh networks
  • flow fairness
  • Other issues

Protocols (8 topics)

  • Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Routing protocols
  • Introduction
  • Special properties of wireless mesh networks
  • General concepts of routing protocols
  • Routing metrics
  • Proposed routing for IEEE 802.11s WLAN mesh networks
  • Joint routing and channel assignment

Medium Access Control in Wireless Mesh Networks (5 topics)

  • Design objective and challenges
  • Conventional wireless MAC protocols
  • Advanced MAC protocols for WMNs
  • Advanced MAC features proposed by the 802.11 TGs group
  • Trade-offs and constraints

Security in Wireless Mesh Networks (4 topics)

  • Security topology overview
  • Mesh usage scenarios
  • Mesh security issues
  • Concrete proposals

Scalability in Wireless Mesh Networks (6 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Related work
  • Scalable wireless mesh network for dense urban coverage
  • Scalable ring-based WMN for wide-area coverage
  • Cross-layer throughput analysis
  • Optimal coverage and capacity of ring-based mesh cell

Load Balancing in Wireless Mesh Networks (3 topics)

  • Gateway load balancing in wireless mesh networks
  • Centre loading in wireless mesh networks
  • Other load balancing solutions

Cross-layer Optimisation for Scheduling in Wireless Mesh Networks (9 topics)

  • Architectural considerations - all IP wireless networks
  • Cross-layer information plane
  • Optimisation algorithms for link scheduling
  • Joint power control and multirate allocation
  • LP-relaxation with rounding
  • Analysis of randomised rounding
  • Boosting performance by nonindependent randomised rounding
  • Using continuous optimisation for the integer timeslot allocation problem
  • Numerical investigations

Multimedia Communications over Wireless Mesh Networks (3 topics)

  • Multimedia characteristics and QoS
  • Protocols and open issues
  • Innovative multimedia applications

Multiple Antenna Techniques for Wireless Mesh Networks (3 topics)

  • Survey of multiple antenna techniques
  • Overview of wireless mesh networks
  • Multiple antenna techniques for wireless mesh networks

Standardisation of Wireless LAN Mesh Networks in IEEE 802.11s (11 topics)

  • WLAN mesh primer
  • WLAN mesh basic services
  • WLAN mesh medium access control
  • Power saving in mesh
  • Network discovery in mesh
  • Mesh routing and forwarding
  • Interworking in WLAN mesh
  • WLAN mesh security
  • Quality of service in WLAN mesh
  • Management and configuration
  • IEREE 802.11s and practical mesh networks

IEEE 802.16 WiMAX Mesh Networking (6 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Physical layer and MAC layer overview
  • Point-to-multipoint mode in IEEE 802.16 WiMAX
  • Mesh mode in IEEE 802.16 WiMAX
  • QoS scheme for WiMAX mesh mode
  • Throughput and delay in WiMAX mesh networking

Cognitive Radio & Dynamic Spectrum Management (4 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Cognitive radio concept
  • Opportunistic distributed spectrum allocation for CRs
  • Combination of economical and technical incentives

Wireless Mesh Networks Case Study: Fire Emergency Management & Market Analysis (5 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the proposed WMN requirements
  • Market analysis
  • Platform design and implementation
  • Validation

Wireless Mesh Networks for Public Safety and Disaster Recovery Applications (5 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Public safety and disaster recovery communications
  • WMNs for PSDR communications
  • Key research activities


An understanding of wireless technologies and IP networks would be an advantage.

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