Cross-layer optimization for end-to-end rate allocation in multi-radio wireless mesh networks

Jian Tang, Guoliang Xue, Weiyi Zhang

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In this paper, we study rate allocation for a set of end-to-end communication sessions in multi-radio wireless mesh networks. We propose cross-layer schemes to solve the joint rate allocation, routing, scheduling, power control and channel assignment problems with the goals of maximizing network throughput and achieving certain fairness. Fairness is addressed using both a simplified max-min fairness model and the well-known proportional fairness model. Our schemes can also offer performance upper bounds such as an upper bound on the maximum throughput. Numerical results show that our proportional fair rate allocation scheme achieves a good tradeoff between throughput and fairness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
JournalWireless Networks
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Channel assignment
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Fairness
  • Rate allocation
  • Wireless mesh network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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