Joint power allocation and base-station assignment based on pricing for the downlink in multi-class CDMA networks

Jang Won Lee, Ravi R. Mazumdar, Ness B. Shroff

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In this paper, we study a joint power allocation and base-station assignment problem for the downlink in multiclass CDMA networks. In a previous paper, we developed a power allocation scheme based on a utility and pricing framework considering a single cell in the system. In this paper, we consider a multi-cell system in which each cell uses the power allocation algorithm developed in [1], Based on the power allocation algorithm, we propose a pricing based base-station assignment algorithm, which results in a joint power allocation and base-station assignment scheme. In this algorithm, a base-station is assigned to a mobile taking into account the congestion level of the cell as well as the transmission environment between the base-station and the mobile. We compare the performance of the proposed algorithm with that of the traditional SIR based base-station assignment algorithm. The result shows that our proposed algorithm outperforms the SIR based algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2466-2470
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 1
Event57th IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2003) - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2003 Apr 222003 Apr 25


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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