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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 197295, 7 pages
Research Article

Bandwidth Allocation Based on Traffic Load and Interference in IEEE 802.16 Mesh Networks

1Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India
2Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, NIT, Raipur, India

Received 26 November 2012; Revised 27 February 2013; Accepted 13 March 2013

Academic Editor: Daniele Tarchi

Copyright © 2013 Sanjeev Jain et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper introduces a traffic load and interference based bandwidth allocation (TLIBA) scheme for wireless mesh network (WMN) that improves the delay and throughput performance by proper utilization of assigned bandwidth. The bandwidth is allocated based jointly on traffic load and interference. Then a suitable path is selected based upon the least routing metric (RM) value. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach which indicates higher bandwidth utilization and throughput as compared with existing fair end-to-end bandwidth allocation (FEBA).