Topology Management, Multi-Path Routing, and Link Scheduling for mmW WMN Backhaul

25 May 2020  ·  Seppänen Kari, Wainio Pekka J. ·

Mobile backhaul system based on a wireless mesh network using point-to-point millimetre wave links is a promising solution for dense 5G small cell deployments. While mmW radio technology can provide the sufficient capacity, the management of transport delays over multiple wireless hops is challenging especially if TDD backhaul radios are used... Earlier, we have proposed the Self-Optimizing WMN concept and presented routing and link scheduling principles that can be used for backhaul nodes with single radio unit. In this paper, we are extending the concept to support backhaul nodes that can have multiple radio units with own beam steering antennas covering non-overlapping sectors. The proposed system is based on dividing the task in separate phases. In the first phase, an active network topology is created by selecting a suitable subset of all available links. In the next step, the routing information and transmission sets are generated. Finally, the link schedule is optimized by finding an optimal ordering of transmission sets. In this paper, we are proposing a feedback loop from transmission set generation to topology management. We show that this feedback loop removes efficiently "troublesome" links from the active topology making it easier to find optimal link schedules. read more

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