Visible to the public WiMesh: A Tool for the Performance Evaluation of Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks

TitleWiMesh: A Tool for the Performance Evaluation of Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAvallone, S., Di Stasi, G.
Conference NameNew Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), 2014 6th International Conference on
Date PublishedMarch
ISBN Number978-1-4799-3223-8
KeywordsChannel allocation, channel assignment, Libraries, multiradio wireless mesh networks, Network topology, ns-3 simulations, performance evaluation, research community, software tool, telecommunication channels, telecommunication computing, Throughput, Topology, WiMesh, wireless mesh networks, XML, XML configuration

In this paper we present WiMesh, a software tool we developed during the last ten years of research conducted in the field of multi-radio wireless mesh networks. WiMesh serves two main purposes: (i) to run different algorithms for the assignment of channels, transmission rate and power to the available network radios; (ii) to automatically setup and run ns-3 simulations based on the network configuration returned by such algorithms. WiMesh basically consists of three libraries and three corresponding utilities that allow to easily conduct experiments. All such utilities accept as input an XML configuration file where a number of options can be specified. WiMesh is freely available to the research community, with the purpose of easing the development of new algorithms and the verification of their performances.

Citation Key6814062