Barbara Staehle

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Today’s Internet does not offer any quality level beyond best effort for the majority of applications used by a private customer. In particular, this applies for wire-line or wireless access networks which currently constitute the bottleneck of the communication infrastructure. Following the principle of economic traffic management we propose a(More)
The paper is devoted to modeling wireless mesh networks (WMN) through mixed-integer programming (MIP) formulations that allow to precisely characterize the link data rate capacity and transmission scheduling using the notion of time slots. Such MIP models are formulated for several cases of the modulation and coding schemes (MCS) assignment. We present a(More)
YouTube is the most important online platform for streaming video clips. The popularity and the continuously increasing number of users pose new challenges for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In particular, in access networks where the transmission resources are limited and the providers are interested in reducing their operational expenditure, it is(More)
Developed societies have a high level of preparedness for natural or man-made disasters. But such incidents cannot be completely prevented, and when an incident like an earthquake or an accident in a chemical or nuclear plant hits a populated area, rescue teams need to be employed. In such situations it is a necessity for rescue teams to get a quick(More)
During the last years so-called ``Thin Client'' architectures have become very popular. Thin Clients are simple end user devices, which are provided with content and services by powerful servers. Originally this concept was developed for Local Area Networks (LANs), which provide a high Quality of Service. If they are used in Wide Area Networks (WANs) they(More)
Internet access networks in general and wireless mesh access networks in particular, are the bottleneck of today's communication networks and consequently most strongly responsible for determining the user satisfaction. The limited bandwidth and the fact that access network are most often used as mere bit pipes are however unfavorable for the users' quality(More)
The problem how to determine the capacity of and achieve fairness in mesh networks is one of the key topics in practical and theoretical research on mesh networks. Max-min fairness is one way to define fairness and several algorithms how to compute max-min fair rate allocations are already published. In this paper we make two major contributions to this(More)
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are a convenient type of Internet access networks, because they are self-configuring and self-healing wireless multi-hop networks. This is in particular true for IEEE 802.11 based WMNs as they cover large areas, are easy and cheap to setup, and provide sufficient capacity. Despite these advantages, WMNs have not yet entered the(More)
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) support a variety of modulation and coding schemes (MCSs) and hence enable adaptive modulation and coding. On the one hand, adaptive modulation and coding significantly increases the overall system capacity, as it allows to maximize the throughput on each link in dependence of the channel conditions. On the other hand, there is(More)