An adaptive distributed channel allocation strategy for mobile cellular networks

Guohong Cao, M. Singhal

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Abstract

There are two approaches to design a distributed channel allocation algorithm: Search and Update. The update approach has shorter acquisition delay and lower call blocking rate, but higher message complexity. On the other hand, the search approach has lower message complexity, but longer acquisition delay and higher call blocking rate. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed acquisition algorithm, which has similar message complexity as the search approach and similar acquisition delay as the update approach. Also, we propose a channel selection algorithm, which has low call blocking rate and low intra-handoff overhead. By integrating the channel selection algorithm into our channel acquisition algorithm, we get a complete distributed channel allocation algorithm. By keeping the borrowed channels, our channel allocation algorithm adapts to the network traffic; i.e., free channels are transferred to hot cells to achieve load balance. Simulation results show that our algorithm significantly outperforms the search approach and the update approach in terms of call blocking rate, message complexity, and acquisition delay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1999 IEEE International Performance, Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 1999
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages36-42
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0780352580, 9780780352582
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Event18th IEEE International Performance, Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 1999 - Scottsdale, United States
Duration: Feb 12 1999 → …

Other

Other18th IEEE International Performance, Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 1999
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale
Period2/12/99 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

Cite this

Cao, G., & Singhal, M. (1999). An adaptive distributed channel allocation strategy for mobile cellular networks. In 1999 IEEE International Performance, Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 1999 (pp. 36-42). [749418] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PCCC.1999.749418