System level modelling and design of hypergraph based wireless system area networks for multi-computer systems

Ahmed, Nuredin Ali Salem (2011) System level modelling and design of hypergraph based wireless system area networks for multi-computer systems. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis deals with issues pertaining the wireless multicomputer interconnection networks namely topology and Medium Access Control (MAC). It argues that new channel assignment technique based on regular low-dimensional hypergraph networks, the dual radio wireless hypermesh, represents a promising alternative high-performance wireless interconnection network for the future multicomputers to shared communication medium networks and/or ordinary wireless mesh networks, which have been widely used in current wireless networks.

The focus of this work is on improving the network throughput while maintaining a relatively low latency of a wireless network system. By means of a Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) based design of the MAC protocol and based on the desirable features of hypermesh network topology a relatively high performance network has been introduced. Compared to the CSMA shared communication channel model, which is currently the de facto MAC protocol for most of wireless networks, our design is shown to achieve a significant increase in network throughput with less average network latency for large number of communication nodes.

SystemC model of the proposed wireless hypermesh, validated through mathematical models, are then introduced. The analysis has been incorporated in the proper SystemC design methodology which facilitates the integration of communication modelling into the design modelling at the early stages of the system development. Another important application of SystemC modelling techniques is to perform meaningful comparative studies of different protocols, or new implementations to determine which communication scenario performs better and the ability to modify models
to test system sensitivity and tune performance. Effects of different design parameters (e.g., packet sizes, number of nodes) has been carried out throughout this work.

The results shows that the proposed structure has out perform the existing shared medium network structure and it can support relatively high number of wireless connected computers than conventional networks.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: SystemC, Modelling, Simulation, Network,Channel, ARQ,Performance Analysis, Wireless, Hypermesh, Dual-radio.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Supervisor's Name: Elgaid, Dr. Khaled
Date of Award: 2011
Depositing User: Mr Nuredin Ali Salem Ahmed
Unique ID: glathesis:2011-2559
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:57

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