Analysis of Connection Delay in Cellular Mobile Communication Systems Using Dynamic Channel Assignment

Keisuke NAKANO  Hiroshi YOSHIOKA  Masakazu SENGOKU  Shoji SHINODA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E80-A   No.7   pp.1257-1262
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)
cellular systems,  dynamic channel assignment,  connection delay,  first-available method,  random method,  

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Dynamic Channel Assignment (DCA), which improves the efficiency of channel use in cellular mobile communication systems, requires finding an available channel for a new call after the call origination. This causes the delay which is defined as the time elapsing between call origination and completion of the channel search. For system planning, it is important to evaluate the delay characteristic of DCA because the delay corresponds to the waiting time of a call and influences service quality. It is, however, difficult to theoretically analyze the delay characteristics except its worst case behavior. The time delay of DCA has not been theoretically analyzed. The objective of this paper is analyzing the distribution and the mean value of the delay theoretically. The theoretical techniques in this paper are based on the techniques for analyzing the blocking rate performance of DCA.