• Spectrum Management in Telemetry Networks

      Fofanah, Jemilatu; Morgan State University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2012-10)
      Spectrum efficiency is the key challenge in modern telemetry systems. Network telemetry requires moving from a dedicated link structure to a network structure which is a very complex problem and requires spectrum management tools. A mixed network structure has been previously proposed for networked telemetry which employs a combination of cellular and Adhoc networks. Significant improvements in QoS and clustering of the complex aeronautical networks have been observed and published in several venues. However in the earlier work routing within the Ad-hoc clusters has not been addressed and the clustering has been done using an enhanced K-means clustering. In this paper, a well known clustering algorithm is adopted in the mixed network concept and clustering of the Ad-hoc nodes are optimized based on shortest route to the gateway and minimum hop count criteria. The proposed clustering technique in this paper leads to a jointly optimized cluster-topology and gateway-selection solution a complex aeronautical network. Simulation results towards the end of this paper illustrate that with the proposed method, cluster configuration is locally optimized and the best gateway for each cluster is successfully selected. With addition of traffic measures to the consideration in the routing, the proposed solution will leads to efficient spectrum allocation and improved QoS.