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Guide to Wireless Mesh Networks

  • Sudip Misra
  • Subhas Chandra Misra
  • Isaac Woungang

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jungfang Wang, Bin Xie, Dharma P. Agrawal
    Pages 1-30
  3. Feiyi Huang, Yang Yang
    Pages 31-48
  4. Paolo Bucciol, Frank Y. Li, Nikos Fragoulis, Juan Carlos De Martin
    Pages 49-75
  5. Mahesh Arumugam, Arshad Jhumka, Fuad Abujarad, Sandeep S. Kulkarni
    Pages 77-118
  6. Leonardo Badia, Marco Conti, Sajal K. Das, Luciano Lenzini, Habiba Skalli
    Pages 147-170
  7. Jonathan Wellons, Liang Dai, Bin Chang, Yuan Xue
    Pages 171-198
  8. Georgios Parissidis, Merkourios Karaliopoulos, Rainer Baumann, Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, Bernhard Plattner
    Pages 199-230
  9. Simon Heimlicher, Bernhard Plattner
    Pages 231-254
  10. K. L. Eddie Law
    Pages 255-275
  11. Bahareh Sadeghi
    Pages 277-298
  12. S. Srivathsan, N. Balakrishnan, S. S. Iyengar
    Pages 325-347
  13. Vinod Mirchandani, Ante Prodan
    Pages 349-378
  14. Robert McTasney, Dirk Grunwald, Douglas Sicker
    Pages 379-424
  15. Ahmed Iyanda Sulyman, Hossam Hassanein
    Pages 425-448
  16. Daniel Câmara, Fethi Filali
    Pages 449-469
  17. Brent Ishibashi, Raouf Boutaba
    Pages 471-496
  18. Alexander Zimmermann, Martin Wenig, Ulrich Meis
    Pages 497-519

About this book


Wireless communication technologies continue to undergo rapid advancement. The attractiveness of Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN)s, in general, can be attributed to their characteristics: the ability to dynamically self-organize and self-configure, coupled with the ability to maintain mesh connectivity, leads in effect to low set-up/installation costs, simpler maintenance tasks, and service coverage with high reliability and fault-tolerance. As a result, WMNs have found many useful applications in a broad range of domains.

WMNs represent a key technology for future generation wireless networks, and this broad-ranging and comprehensive guidebook presents new ideas and results from research to address the challenges ahead. This unique resource describes all the fundamental key topics and covers both the important core and specialized issues in the field. Each chapter is written by topical area experts, with the first chapters devoted to the basics of WMNs and subsequent ones dealing with some of the more specialist topics, such as the WiMAX metro area mesh networks and the symbiosis of cognitive radio with WMNs.


• Provides an accessible, comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art technology of Wireless Mesh Networks

• Includes reader-friendly discussions for practitioners, directions for future research, helpful lists of terms and definitions, and summary questions within each chapter

• Offers a set of questions to help readers assess their understanding of the various concepts at the end of each chapter

• Presents insight into the practical significance of these topics in real-world scenarios

• Designed, in structure and content, to aid the learning process with the intention of making the book useful at all learning levels

• Supplies supportive presentation PowerPoint slides and solutions to aid lecturers at

With contributions by some of the most prominent researchers in the field today, this book will be an invaluable reference/text to WMNs for researchers and practitioners. In addition, its pedagogical tools can make it eminently suitable as a textbook for graduate students wishing to learn more about the topic.

Key Topics:


Medium Access

Routing and Channel Assignment

Routing Metrics

Congestion and Transport Layer Issues

Multi-network Convergence and Scalability



Medium Access Control Mesh Networks QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Reliability Routing Wireless Access Wireless Networks communication installatioin metrics security

Editors and affiliations

  • Sudip Misra
    • 1
  • Subhas Chandra Misra
    • 2
  • Isaac Woungang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information TechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Industrial & Management EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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