Collaborative Research: NEDG: Throughput Optimization in Wireless Mesh Networks

Project Details


This collaborative project investigates a number of fundamental

problems that are very critical to wireless mesh network (WMN)

throughput optimization. Wireless mesh networking is believed to

be the most effective and efficient technology for the last-mile

data connection to the Internet. The proposed research targets

to solve the following challenges: 1) Throughput optimization in

MR-MC WMNs: the complexity of throughput-optimal scheduling,

real-time logical topology characterization and inference, the

joint exploitation of both rate diversity and channel diversity,

and game theory based throughput optimization. 2) Non information

theory based approaches to throughput optimization in multi-hop

MIMO-enabled WMNs: stochastically modeling different aspects of

the mesh network, constructing Network Utility Maximization

formulations, and applying Information Geometric Programming to

solve global optimization problems. 3) Biologically-inspired WMN

design for throughput optimizatio n. 4) A testbed to accomplish

experimental tasks to validate the effectiveness of the design.

This project is in nature multidisciplinary. It requires the

joint effort from computer science, electrical engineering,

mathematics, statistics, and biology, and therefore has the

potential to inspire revolutionary methodologies that could be

applied to many domains. In addition, the novelty of the proposed

research has strong impact on wireless research. Furthermore, the

success of this project is able to enhance the four universities?

ability to educate, through the multi-disciplinary research effort,

future scientists and engineers.

Effective start/end date1/09/0831/08/13


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