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dc.contributor.author Khoury, Joud
dc.contributor.author Crichigno, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Jerez, Henry
dc.contributor.author Abdallah, Chaouki
dc.contributor.author Shu, Wei
dc.contributor.author Heileman, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-07T13:42:26Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-07T13:42:26Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-07T13:42:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/3052
dc.description.abstract The rapid spread of mobile devices, the emergence of key wireless technologies, and the nomadic user and computing lifestyles on current networks are continuously evolving in synergy. MANETs, WSNs, and WMNs are examples of self-organizing unstructured networks that have their local communication paradigms and are optimized to perform under their particular physical constraints. Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are particularly interesting because of their ability to operate in a pure ad-hoc mode or to include some infrastructural components, making them suitable for a multitude of applications. Inter-networking among the heterogeneous access networks is currently offered by the Internet Protocol (IP). However, the evolution of and the innovation within these networks is greatly hindered by the rigidity of the current Internet implementation and its lag in efficiently supporting flexible unstructured communication paradigms. To broaden the user's innovation space and to efficiently embrace the characteristics of emerging networks, clean-slate architectural approaches are being pursued. In this paper, we propose InterMesh, a novel iner-networking platform for wireless mesh networks. InterMesh enables heterogeneous access networks to converge at novel Persistent Identification and Networking Layer (PINL), providing a seamless service to individual network entities. This paper identifies the key concepts behind the InterMesh network platform, presents an interesting prototype implementation that can coexist with today's Internet while still be able to evolve separately, and discusses some preliminary performance results of the prototype. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The work presented in this report is partially funded by the National Science Foundation NSF under the Future Internet Design (FIND) Grant CNS-0626380. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject InterMesh en_US
dc.subject Persistent Identification en_US
dc.subject inter-networking en_US
dc.subject mesh network en_US
dc.subject ad hoc network en_US
dc.title The InterMesh Network Architecture en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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