A Novel Channel Assignment Algorithm for Multicast in Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks
With the development of Internet, many new applications with obvious multicast character come forth and become popular, which increase the importance of multicast in Internet especially in wireless access networks where the bandwidths of networks are very limited. This paper considers the problem of channel assignment for multicast in multi-radio Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs), which have not been studied up to now. This paper proposes a novel channel assignment strategy called UCAS based on unidirectional link model, and give an efficient greedy vertex coloring algorithm called BFVC. Finally, the results of simulations demonstrate the efficiency of the algorithms presented in this paper.