Buffer sizing for multi-hop networks

Basem Shihada (Inventor), Kamran Jamshaid (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A cumulative buffer may be defined for an interference domain in a wireless mesh network and distributed among nodes in the network to maintain or improve capacity utilization of network resources in the interference domain without increasing packet queuing delay times. When an interference domain having communications links sharing resources in a network is identified, a cumulative buffer size is calculated. The cumulative buffer may be distributed among buffers in each node of the interference domain according to a simple division or according to a cost function taking into account a distance of the communications link from the source and destination. The network may be monitored and the cumulative buffer size recalculated and redistributed when the network conditions change.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS 8638686 B2
IPCH04L 12/ 26 A I
Priority date09/6/11
StatePublished - Jan 28 2014

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2017-06-19


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