A Dynamic Channel Assignment Algorithm for Voice and Data Integrated TDMA Mobile Radio

Hidekazu MURATA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E80-A    No.7    pp.1204-1210
Publication Date: 1997/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Network)
mobile communication,  integrated traffic,  dynamic channel assignment,  blocking probability,  forced termination probability,  

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It is highly desirable to develop an efficient and flexible dynamic channel assignment algorithm in order to realize an integrated traffic TDMA mobile radio communication network. In this paper, an integrated traffic TDMA system is studied in which transmission of voice and data are assumed to occupy one and n time slots in each TDMA frame, respectively. In general, there are two types of channel (time slot) assignment algorithms: the partitioning algorithm and the sharing algorithm. However, they are not well-suited to the multimedia traffic consisting of various information sources that occupy different number of slots per frame. In this paper, assuming that voice is much more sensitive to transmission delay than data, an algorithm based on the sharing algorithm with flexible tima slot management scheme is proposed. Our method tries to vary the number of data slots adaptively so as to improve the quality of servive of voice calls and the system capacity. Computer simulations show the good performance of the proposed algorithm when compared to conventional channel assignment algorithms.