SHAO Xing, WANG Ruchuan, HUANG Haiping, et al., “Load Balanced Coding Aware Multipath Routing for Wireless Mesh Networks,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 8-12, 2015,
Citation: SHAO Xing, WANG Ruchuan, HUANG Haiping, et al., “Load Balanced Coding Aware Multipath Routing for Wireless Mesh Networks,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 8-12, 2015,

Load Balanced Coding Aware Multipath Routing for Wireless Mesh Networks

Funds:  This work is supported by the The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.60973139, No.60773041, No.61003039, No.61003236), Scientific & Technological Support Project (Industry) of Jiangsu Province (No.BE2010197, No.BE2010198), The Special Foundation for Development of Modern Service Industry of Jiangsu Province, Project sponsored by Jiangsu Provincial Research Scheme of Natural Science for Higher Education Institutions (No.10KJB520013, No.10KJB520014), Scientific Research & Industry Promotion Project for Higher Education Institutions (No.JH10-14), Science & Technology Innovation Fund for Higher Education Institutions of Jiangsu Province (No.CXZZ11-0406, No.CX10B-196Z, No.CX10B-197Z, No.CX10B-200Z), The Six Kinds of Top Talent of Jiangsu Province (No.2008118), Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China (No.20103223-120007), Key Laboratory Foundation of Information Technology Processing of Jiangsu Province (No.KJS1022), and Talents Project of Yancheng Institutue of Technology (No.KJC2014038).
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  • Corresponding author: WANG Ruchuan was born in 1943. He received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering from PLA Information Engineering University in 1968. He is now a professor and Ph.D. supervisor of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. His research interests include wireless sensor network, network security and mobile agent. (Email:
  • Received Date: 2012-02-01
  • Rev Recd Date: 2014-10-01
  • Publish Date: 2015-01-10
  • The growth of network coding opportunities is considered the unique optimization goal by most current network coding based routing algorithms for wireless mesh networks. This usually results in flows aggregation problem in areas with coding opportunities, and degrades the network performance. This paper proposes a Load balanced coding aware multipath routing (LCMR) for wireless mesh networks. To facilitate the evaluation of discovered multiple paths and the tradeoffs between coding opportunity and load balancing, a novel routing metric, Load balanced coding aware routing metric (LCRM) is presented, which considers the load degree of nodes when detects coding opportunities. LCMR could spread traffic over multipath to further balance load. Simulation results demonstrate that LCMR could evenly spread the traffic over the network with increasing network throughput in a heavy load at the expense of some coding opportunities.
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