On Dynamic Channel Assignment Strategies in Cellular Mobile Radio Systems

Kazunori OKADA  Fumito KUBOTA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E75-A   No.12   pp.1634-1641
Publication Date: 1992/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Networks and Mobile Communications)
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Keyword: 
channel assignment,  dynamic channel assignment,  cellular system,  micro-cellular system,  

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Summary: 
The rising demand for mobile communication is increasing the importance of efficient use of limited radio frequency resources. The assignment of radio channels to the cells of current cellular mobile radio systems, specifically, to each base station, has been much studied to increase efficiency in radio frequency use. Dynamic Channel Assignment (DCA) is one approach to this problem. This paper compares the basic characteristics of DCA with Fixed Channel Assignment (FCA) and describes the main DCA strategies. The most important current research topics on DCA are discussed, focusing on micro-cellular systems, which are considered indispensable in meeting the huge demand for future mobile communications.