Evaluation of wireless mesh network handoff approaches for public safety and disaster recovery networks

Wishart, Ryan, Portmann, Marius and Indulska, Jadwiga (2008). Evaluation of wireless mesh network handoff approaches for public safety and disaster recovery networks. In: A. Jauasuriya, The 2008 Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference Conference. Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, 2008. ATNAC 2008., Adelaide, Australia, (294-299). 7-10 December 2008. doi:10.1109/ATNAC.2008.4783339

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Author Wishart, Ryan
Portmann, Marius
Indulska, Jadwiga
Title of paper Evaluation of wireless mesh network handoff approaches for public safety and disaster recovery networks
Conference name Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, 2008. ATNAC 2008.
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 7-10 December 2008
Convener M. Rumsewicz
Proceedings title The 2008 Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference Conference
Journal name Atnac: 2008 Australasian Telecommunication Netwoks and Applications Conference
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, USA
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/ATNAC.2008.4783339
ISBN 9781424426027
Editor A. Jauasuriya
Volume 1
Start page 294
End page 299
Total pages 6
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In public safety and disaster recovery (PSDR) scenarios, reliable communication is an imperative. Unfortunately, communication infrastructure is often destroyed or overwhelmed by whatever precipitated the scenario (e.g., a hurricane or terrorist attack). Thus, the PSDR workers must often deploy their own communications infrastructure on-site. Wireless mesh networks (WMN) have been identified as being ideally suited to this task. WMN offer a high-capacity wireless backhaul network, provided by mesh routers, through which clients can connect to one another or with external networks. Mobility of clients within the mesh is particularly important for public service and disaster recovery scenarios. This creates a challenging problem as clients may move out of range of the mesh router they were using to connect to the mesh and need to associate with another. Client handoff mechanisms provide this functionality. In this paper we provide a critical survey of client handoff approaches applicable to IEEE 802.11 WMN evaluating them based on the strict QoS requirements established by the US Department of Homeland Security for PSDR networks.
Subjects E1
890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified
100503 Computer Communications Networks
Keyword Client handoff
Mesh networks
Mobility
Wireless networking
Public safety and disaster recovery
Incidence area networks
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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