A multiagent system for self-organisation of an 802.11 mesh network

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Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing - Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2009, 1, pp. 244 - 253
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The self-organisation of telecommunications networks has to confront the two challenges of the scalability and the stability of the solution. This paper describes a distributed, co-operative multiagent system in which agents make decisions based only on local knowledge â that guarantees scalability. Extensive simulations indicate that stability is ensured by the agentâs making improvements to the network settings that improve the social performance for all agents in a two-hop range. Our overall goal is simply to reduce maintenance costs for such networks by removing the need for humans to tune the network settings.
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