Date Added: Mar 2011
Techniques for channel allocation in cellular networks have been an area of intense research interest for many years. An efficient channel allocation scheme can significantly reduce call-blocking and call dropping probabilities. Another important issue is to effectively manage the power requirements for communication. An efficient power control strategy leads to reduced power consumption and improved signal quality. In this paper, the authors present a novel Integer Linear Program (ILP) formulation that jointly optimizes channel allocation and power control for incoming calls, based on the Carrier-to-Interference Ratio (CIR).