I'm planning to install XBEE 900HP modules in a train with 10 cars. (a car is around 60 feet long)
There is one XBEE module per car and we are plannig to use DigiMesh. (mesh network)
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I did some range testing and each XBEE module can see up to three car further.
So, in this configuration, all the XBEE devices are in a linear network (instead of star or web/net).
How's the routing going to work in such as "linear network".
Lets say I want to speak from #1 to #10 ?
Is the Digimesh going to do 9 hops to go and 9 hops to come back?
Is the DigiMesh smart enough to take shortcut and jump over some XBEE modules ?
What are the DigiMesh criteria for the node selection ? Is it the RSSI or the number of hops ?
Thanks for your help.