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Application of an Optimization Algorithm for Channel Assignment in Mobile Communication

Novel Aspects of Digital Imaging Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
ISBN: 978-93-80865-47-9
Year of Publication: 2011
Rincy George
Jude Hemanth

Rincy George and Jude Hemanth. Application of an Optimization Algorithm for Channel Assignment in Mobile Communication. IJCA Special Issue on Novel Aspects of Digital Imaging Applications (DIA) (1):29–35, 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Rincy George and Jude Hemanth},
	title = {Application of an Optimization Algorithm for Channel Assignment in Mobile Communication},
	journal = {IJCA Special Issue on Novel Aspects of Digital Imaging Applications (DIA)},
	year = {2011},
	number = {1},
	pages = {29--35},
	note = {Full text available}


The channel assignment problem is a complex problem where a minimum number of channels have to be assigned, under several constraints, to the calls requested in the cellular system. Several approaches have been proposed to solve the dynamic channel assignment (DCA). In this paper, DCA has been modeled as a combinatorial optimization problem. Genetic Algorithm (GA) is a simple tool that can be used to solve such optimization problems in a fast and effective manner. It selects the best option from all the possible solutions, thus making it very different from all the other existing approaches. Several constraints like cochannel and adjacent channel interferences have been considered while solving the channel assignment problem. The performance of the proposed GA-DCA model has been evaluated by a computer simulation tool under the effective of varying cellular capacity.


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