Joint Channel Assignment and Link Scheduling for Wireless Mesh Networks: Revisiting the Partially Overlapped Channels

Date Added: Sep 2010
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Despite all the encouraging reports on the benefit of Partially Overlapped Channels (POCs), the relative simple interference models and rather arbitrary network settings considered in the literature make those reports questionable. In order to gain proper engineering insights, the authors look into the problem of improving network throughput by making use of POCs in this paper. Their perspectives are novel in that they adopt a more realistic model to capture the additive nature of interference, apply efficient solution techniques to obtain the optimal solutions of the hard optimization problems, and focus on a typical mesh networking scenario.