Title page for ETD etd-06192006-125748

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Jain, Nikhil
URN etd-06192006-125748
Title Cell design in a cellular system using guard channels, call queueing and channel borrowing
Degree PhD
Department Industrial and Systems Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Daigle, John N. Committee Co-Chair
Sherali, Hanif D. Committee Co-Chair
Boisen, Monte B. Jr. Committee Member
Kobza, John E. Committee Member
Nachlas, Joel A. Committee Member
Tew, Jeffrey D. Committee Member
  • Cellular telephones
Date of Defense 1993-12-05
Availability restricted
This dissertation develops an analytic framework to undertake cell design in a cellular system. The cell is modeled in a broader sense than ever done before. In our analytical model, we incorporated the use of guard channels, queueing of new calls, and hybrid channel allocation. A numerically stable and efficient solution to a queueing system with two arrival streams having reserved and borrowable servers has been developed. This queueing system is used to model the cell behavior. The model provides valuable insights into the behavior of the cell, and this in turn has been used to devise an efficient stochastic optimization algorithm for determining the minimum number of channels required by the cell.

Our techniques are stable, easy to implement for practical systems and produce optimized solutions quickly. This is particularly useful because we expect that future designs of cellular systems may execute such algorithms on cell-site processors.

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