Efficient mobile mesh networking: Attractions, myths and techno-economic roadmap to successful commercial innovation

S G Methley, M Crisp, J Newman, P A Ramsdale, M Rio, S Bhatti, A Atefi

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Abstract

This paper examines four scalability hypotheses of interest for mobile meshes via the following questions:

'Do meshes self-generate capacity as new nodes join?'

'Are meshes more spectrally efficient?'

'Do directional antennas confer significant benefits for hand-helds below 3.5GHz?'

'No' is the answer because these hypotheses, whilst having a theoretical basis, can be shown to rely on inappropriate real world assumptions. However the following hypothesis is found to be true:

'Meshes may improve spectrum utilisation'.

Importantly however, there remain properties of meshes which make them uniquely attractive, such as coverage extension. However this raises a further question over the ability of a mobile mesh architecture to provide a guaranteed quality of service.

Finally, the wider aspects of commercial innovation are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 1st IEEE International Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, Conference Record
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE
Pages361-370
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0013-9
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • mobile mesh
  • cellular multi-hopping
  • efficiency
  • quality of service
  • spectrum management

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