Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science


Computer Science.




Recent year's incredible success and exponential growth of wireless cellular network services have necessitated careful management of radio resources to improve system capacity. Mainly due to the insufficiency of radio spectrum, reuse or sharing of radio frequency must be considered. In practical, the sharing of radio frequency introduces interferences among users, which in turn limit the system capacity. On the other hand, control of transmitter power can suppress co-channel interference, adjacent channel interference and limits the consumption of power. Thus channel assignment and power control are two effective means in wireless cellular networks and they are highly correlated to each other. Most of the existing papers have focused on optimizing the assignment of channels assuming that the allocation of transmitter power is known and fixed or vice-versa. In this thesis, we study the integration of channel assignment and power control simultaneously to increase the network capacity and throughput. We have proposed a new channel assignment approach, called HCA-PC (Hybrid Channel Assignment + Power Control) using dynamic reuse distance concept to optimize the channel assignment. We develop a Hill-climbing approach with random restart strategy, using an efficient problem representation and a fitness function that optimizes channel assignment and power control in the cellular network. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .V52. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1392. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.