US Patent No. 10,716,112

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


Patent No. 10,716,112
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Method For Allocating Frequency Channels To A Plurality Of Neighboring Access Points
Inventorship Olivier Jeunen, Hoevenen (BE)
Patrick Bosch, Antwerp (BE)
Ensar Zeljkovic, Antwerp (BE)
Karel Van Doorselaer, Edegem (BE)
Nick Godman, Kontich (BE)
Assignee Airties Belgium SPRL, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (BE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,112

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.