A Channel Assignment Algorithm for Opportunistic Routing in Multichannel, Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks

Date Added: Nov 2010
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Opportunistic routing emerged as a novel technique to cope with the problem of highly unpredictable and lossy wireless channels in urban wireless mesh networks. However, existing opportunistic routing protocols only consider single-radio wireless nodes, and assume that all the nodes work on the same channel, without exploiting possible concurrent transmissions by multi-radio nodes over orthogonal channels provided by IEEE 802.11 protocols. Examples show that simply integrating existing channel assignment schemes and the opportunistic routing technique may not achieve satisfactory system performance.