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Estimation of Expectable Network Quality in Wireless Mesh Networks

Abstract : Our work aims to improve the usability of wireless mesh networks as communication layer of smart office environments. While wireless mesh networks are well-suited for this task in general, the negative impact of interference, fading, and saturation makes the communication basically opportunistic. Our goal is to develop a system which allows a short-term estimation of network quality in terms of throughput, packet loss and latency. The estimation is based on channel measurements and detected high-level activities. With the estimated quality, we expect a significant improvement to user assistance and a speed-up of device integration. In this work-in-progress paper, we define the fundamental problem and its background and design a system that is suitable to solve the problem. We also present some preliminary results from ongoing experiments we carry out in a custom indoor test bed.
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Till Wollenberg. Estimation of Expectable Network Quality in Wireless Mesh Networks. Networking Workshops (NETWORKING), May 2012, Prague, Czech Republic. pp.126-132, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-30039-4_16⟩. ⟨hal-01533593⟩

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