Co-channel interference seriously influences the throughput of a wireless mesh network. This study proposes an end-to-end channel allocation scheme (EECAS) that extends the radio-frequency-slot method to minimize co-channel interference. The EECAS first separates the transmission and reception of packets into two channels. This scheme can then classify the state of each radio-frequency-slot as transmitting, receiving, interfered, free, or parity. A node that initiates a communication session with a quality of service requirement can propagate a channel allocation request along the communication path to the destination. By checking the channel state, the EECAS can determine feasible radio-frequency-slot allocations for the end-to-end path. The simulation results in this study demonstrate that the proposed approach performs well in intra-mesh and inter-mesh communications, and it outperforms previous channel allocation schemes in end-to-end throughput.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||International Journal of Communication Systems|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2014|
- Channel allocation
- Co-channel interference
- Multi-radio multi-channel
- Wireless mesh network