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    Decentralised Algorithms for Wireless Networks.

    Checco, Alessandro (2014) Decentralised Algorithms for Wireless Networks. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Designing and managing wireless networks is challenging for many reasons. Two of the most crucial in 802.11 wireless networks are: (a) variable per-user channel quality and (b) unplanned, ad-hoc deployment of the Access Points (APs). Regarding (a), a typical consequence is the selection, for each user, of a different bit-rate, based on the channel quality. This in turn causes the so-called performance “anomaly”, where the users with lower bit-rate transmit for most of the time, causing the higher bit-rate users to receive less time for transmission (air time). Regarding (b), an important issue is managing interference. This can be mitigated by selecting different channels for neighbouring APs, but needs to be carried out in a decentralised way because often APs belong to different administrative domains, or communication between APs is unfeasible. Tools for managing unplanned deployment are also becoming important for other small cell networks, such as femtocell networks, where decentralised allocation of scrambling codes is a key task.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: Decentralised Algorithms; Wireless Networks;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 5806
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 14:06
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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