Bidirectional channel assignment for multiradio wireless mesh backhaul

Alvin Ting, David Chieng, Ng Seh Chun, Azmi Yaacob, Ooi Hoey Yew

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Since the inception of WLAN technology, the question on which channel to be assigned on a radio link has become an important topic of research. We present a channel assignment technique which is catered for multiradio wireless mesh network's backhaul links. The proposed algorithm takes into consideration interference condition at both ends of the radio link when allocating the channel. We also describe how the assignment process is carried out over multiple radio hops or links. The proposed technique is then analyzed through simulation using a representative rural site in Malaysia. The results show that with nine mesh access routers average throughput per household improves up to 51% with the proposed technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Information Engineering
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781845648558
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 International Conference on Information Engineering, ICIE 2013 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 1 Nov 20132 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies
ISSN (Print)1743-3517


Conference2013 International Conference on Information Engineering, ICIE 2013
CityHong Kong


  • Heterogeneous network
  • Mesh
  • Multiple hop
  • Optimization
  • Rural
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • General Computer Science


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