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Design of synchronisation sequences for mobile radio applications using genetic algorithms

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Innovations and Applications (GALESIA), 1995
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages379 - 384
ISBN (Print)0852966504
StatePublished - Sep 1995


This paper discusses the application of Genetic Algorithms (GAs) to the problem of searching for a set of synchronisation codes for TDMA based mobile radio systems. The problem may be formulated as a constrained optimisation problem and is transformed into an unconstrained one by including a penalty term within the fitness function. The quality of the sequences obtained, using the genetic algorithms, are compared with some previously published results. The paper discusses the sensitivity of the genetic algorithm's behaviour to the formulation of the fitness function and algorithm parameters. Using results from polyphase codes it is also shown how sets of sequences for different modulation formats can be obtained from either a BPSK or QPSK code

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Sponsorship: The authors wish to express their gratitude to the members of the Centre for Communications Research, University of Bristol. We also wish to thank EPSRC and Hewlett Packard Laboratories for their support of this work. In particular we would iike to thank Mu Li for helpful discussions Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 414

    Research areas

  • genetic algorithms, constraint handling, mobile radio, optimisation




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