Date Added: Oct 2011
In this paper, the authors present the DES-Chan framework for experimentally-driven research on distributed channel assignment algorithms in wireless mesh networks. The implementation process of channel assignment algorithms is a difficult task for the researcher since common operating systems do not support channel assignment algorithms out of the box. DES-Chan provides a set of common services required by distributed channel assignment algorithms. The modular architecture of DES-Chan allows the extensions with further modules or the modifications of existing ones. As a proof of concept, they present a reference implementation of a distributed greedy channel assignment algorithm.