An Approach of Topology Analysis of Mesh Networks


Sten Grüner

Title An Approach of Topology Analysis of Mesh Networks
When 22.06.2011, 10:00
Where PLT-Labor (Turmstr.

46, room U06)

Abstract Because of their simplicity and reliability wireless mesh networks enjoy great popularity in the industrial environment. Also, existing

mesh networks are usually extended while being in operation. The manual analysis of networks

becomes therefore more and more involved and needs to be supported by automated methods. After giving a brief overview of WirelessHART, the first international standard for self-healing wireless networks, we present a graph-theoretical approach of extracting reliability-relevant information from the topology of the mesh. This information can be utilized during the planning, maintenance, and extension phase of the wireless network life-cycle.