In the following Application Note we will explain the mobile mesh incorporated in the Mesh Rider technology. We will address following topics:
A cornerstone of Mesh Rider is its advanced mesh capabilities, which have been developed with mobile use cases in mind. It helps deploy self-forming and self-healing mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET). Mesh maximizes connectivity and communication performance in difficult mobile conditions. Mobile Mesh is useful to implement network redundancy and range extension. Smart Radios employ any-node to any-node capabilities to continuously and instantaneously route data via the best available traffic path for any number of nodes, all with extremely low overhead.
Mobile Mesh operates on ISO/OSI Layer 2 and routes/bridges Ethernet Frames. It emulates a virtual network switch of all participating nodes. Therefore all nodes appear to be link local, thus all higher operating protocols are not affected by any changes within the network. It is possible to run almost any protocol above Mobile Mesh.
Mobile Mesh is an important enabler for innovative IoT applications. Our customers are able to deploy scalable, mobile, multi-hop, wireless communication.
As use cases for unmanned systems get more complex, users often utilize multiple flyers in concert with ground vehicles and scattered access points. In addition, real world deployments mean that direct line of sight can occasionally be impaired. An integrated self-healing and self-forming mobile mesh technology extends the operating range and supports Non-Line of Sight situations.
Dual Band Mesh for Multi-Hop Networks
In typical mesh networks, the throughput loss with each hop is 50%, which compounds over multiple hops. This is primarily due to the repeater node needing to toggle back and forth between Tx and Rx modes for each channel. A dual-band mesh solves this problem by creating separate channels for Tx and Rx so that switching isn’t required. The overall throughput will no longer degrade with each incremental node.