US Pat. No. 10,716,112

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING FREQUENCY CHANNELS TO A PLURALITY OF NEIGHBORING ACCESS POINTS

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5. A device configured for allocating frequency channels among a set of neighboring access points, the device comprising at least a hardware processor configured to:determine at least a first set of access points;
collect from at least one access point of the first set of access points information indicative of a wireless medium usage of a plurality of access points of the first set of access points;
compute one or more activity-based distances based on information indicative of a wireless medium of the plurality of access points, wherein the activity based distance is indicative of a similarity between a plurality of temporal sequences of wireless medium access of each of the plurality of access points, and wherein the similarity between the plurality of temporal sequences is computed using a dynamic time warping algorithm;
allocate a frequency channels to each of the plurality of access points from the first set based on the computed one or more activity-based distances in order to minimize time overlaps of wireless medium usage by each of the plurality of access points of the first set of access points.