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Dynamic channel assignment in cellular radio

Sivarajan, Kumar N. and McEliece, Robert J. and Ketchum, John W. (1990) Dynamic channel assignment in cellular radio. In: EEE 40th Vehicular Technology Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 631-637. ISBN 1090-3038

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Dynamic channel assignment algorithms for cellular systems are developed. The algorithms are compared with an easily simulated bound. Using this bound, it is demonstrated that in the case of homogeneous spatial traffic distribution, some of these algorithms are virtually unbeatable by any channel assignment algorithm. These algorithms are shown to be feasible for implementation in current cellular systems. For the examples considered, in the interesting range of blocking probabilities (2-4%), the dynamic channel assignment algorithms yielded an increase of 60-80% in the carried traffic over the best-known fixed channel assignment.

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Additional Information:© 1990 IEEE. Date of Current Version: 06 August 2002. The work of K. N. Sivarajan and R. J. McEliece was supported by a grant from GTE Laboratories Inc. The work of R. J. McEliece was also partially supported by a grant from Pacific Bell.
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Official Citation:Sivarajan, K.N.; McEliece, R.J.; Ketchum, J.W.; , "Dynamic channel assignment in cellular radio," Vehicular Technology Conference, 1990 IEEE 40th , vol., no., pp.631-637, 6-9 May 1990 doi: 10.1109/VETEC.1990.110396 URL:
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