A Novel Measurement-Based Approach for Modeling and Computing Interference Factors for Wireless Channels
Wireless communication technologies divide their available spectrum into pre defined channels. Some wireless technologies, such as the IEEE 802.11b/g, define their channels in such a way that adjacent channels share the spectrum. When two distinct channels share some part of their spectrum, simultaneous transmissions on these channels cause what is known as the adjacent channel interference. For problems that consider adjacent channel interference, such as the channel assignment problem for multi-channel wireless mesh networks, the authors need a model that quantitatively describes adjacent channel interference.