Data-mining-based link failure detection for wireless mesh networks
Mobile robot applications operating in wireless environments require fast detection of link failures in order to enable fast repair. In previous work, we have shown that cross-layer failure detection can reduce failure detection latency significantly. In particular, we monitor the behavior of the WLAN MAC layer to predict failures on the link layer. In this paper, we investigate data mining techniques to determine which parameters, i.e., the events, or combination and timing of events, occurring on the MAC layer most probably lead to link failures. Our results show, that the parameters revealed with the data mining approach produce similar or even more accurate failure predictions than achieved so far.