Title

Performance Comparison of Weather Disruption-tolerant Cross-layer Routing Algorithms

Abstract

With growing demand for high-speed access to mobile handheld devices, there is a significant cost benefit in deploying fixed wireless-mesh networks for backhaul access. However, enabling reliable broadband access over high-frequency radios (such as millimeter-wave networks) posses a fundamental challenge due to weather disruptions in general and rain attenuation in particular. In this paper, we present an analysis of the impact of precipitation on millimeter-wave mesh networks based on radar measurements of real storms in the Midwest US. Furthermore, we compare two novel algorithms that use physical-layer information to optimize routing at the network layer: P-WARP (Predictive Weather-Assisted Routing Protocol) and XL-OSPF (Cross-Layered Open Shortest Path First). Finally, we present simulation studies to compare the performance of the proposed protocols and evaluate the dependability of the end-user service during weather disruptions.

Meeting Name

2009 IEEE INFOCOM Conference (2009: Apr. 19-25, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Sprint Corp.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Keywords and Phrases

Broadband Access; Cost Benefits; Cross-Layer; End Users; Growing Demand; High Frequency HF; High-Speed Access; Mesh Network; Mobile Handheld Devices; Novel Algorithm; Open Shortest Path First; Performance Comparison; Rain Attenuation; Simulation Studies

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1-4244-3512-8

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0743-166X

Electronic OCLC #

613470250

Print OCLC #

880109324

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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