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Optimizing microcell base station locations using simulated annealing techniques

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • HR Anderson
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicular Technology Conference 1994 (VTC 1994-Spring)
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages858 - 862
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780319279
StatePublished - May 1994
Event44th Vehicular Technology Conference 1994 - Stockholm, Sweden


Conference44th Vehicular Technology Conference 1994
Abbreviated titleVTC 1994


The problem of choosing the optimum locations for base stations in a microcell communications system is considered. The factors affecting optimum selection are the non-uniform service areas in complex propagation environments, the mutual coverage and interference of multiple base stations, and the service objective which is usually defined by signal level but may also be defined by delay spread for certain digital systems. This optimization problem is addressed using simulated annealing (SA) techniques which offer a method to achieve near optimum solutions to complex combinatorial optimization problems. This research shows that SA is a viable approach for handling practical base station siting problems in an urban microcell environment.

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    Research areas

  • cellular radio, land mobile radio


44th Vehicular Technology Conference 1994

Abbreviated titleVTC 1994
Duration8 Jun 199410 Jun 1994

Event: Conference

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