Demonstrating RA-TDMAs+ for robust communication in WiFi mesh networks
Ref: CISTER-TR-211007 Publication Date: 7, Dec, 2021
Demonstrating RA-TDMAs+ for robust communication in WiFi mesh networksRef: CISTER-TR-211007 Publication Date: 7, Dec, 2021
This work will demonstrate a new flavor of the RA-TDMA set of protocols, namely RA-TDMAs+, which uses IEEE-802.11 (WiFi) COTS hardware in ad-hoc mode to set up a dynamic mesh network of mobile nodes with high-bandwidth. The protocol uses topology tracking to configure the TDMA frame and robust relative synchronization to define the TDMA slots without resorting to a global clock and in the presence of interfering traffic. The demo will set up a small-scale testbed using COTS hardware, thus evidencing the feasibility of the approach, and it will show “live plots” of the temporal (synchronization) and topological views of the network.