A Distributed Opportunistic Scheduling Protocol for Multi-Channel Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks
The topic of opportunistic scheduling for wireless ad-hoc networks has been studied for single-channel networks in several recent works. Since now many wireless systems provide multiple channels for data transmission, this problem is of practical interest for networks with multiple channels. In this paper, the authors study the problem of opportunistic scheduling for one type of ad-hoc networks where the wireless spectrum can be divided into multiple independent sub-channels for better efficiency. They start with a naive multi-channel protocol where the scheduling scheme is working independently from sub-channel to sub-channel.