QUORUM - QUality Of service RoUting in wireless Mesh networks

Vinod Kone
Sudipto Das
Ben Y. Zhao
Haitao Zheng

IEEE/ICST International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine 2007)

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Paper Abstract

Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) can provide seamless broadband connectivity to network users, with the advantage of low setup and maintenance costs. To support next-generation applications with real-time requirements, however, these networks must provide improved Quality of Service guarantees. Most current mesh network routing protocols are adapted from MANET protocols, and do not optimize for mesh network properties. In this paper, we propose QUORUM (QUality Of service RoUting in wireless Mesh networks), a routing protocol optimized for WMNs that addresses these drawbacks. QUORUM integrates a novel end-to-end packet delay estimation mechanism with stability-aware routing policies, allowing it to more accurately follow QoS requirements while minimizing misbehavior of selfish nodes.