An Interference-Aware Clustering Based on Genetic Algorithm for Cell Broadcasting Service

Kyungho JUN  Sekchin CHANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E96-A   No.12   pp.2740-2744
Publication Date: 2013/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E96.A.2740
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
interference-aware clustering,  genetic algorithm,  cell broadcasting service,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, we present a novel interference-aware clustering scheme for cell broadcasting service. The proposed approach is based on a genetic algorithm for re-clustering. Using the genetic algorithm, the suggested method efficiently re-clusters the user nodes when the relays fail in receiving the cell broadcasting message from the base station. The simulation results exhibit that the proposed clustering scheme can maintain much higher capacity than the conventional clustering scheme in the cases of relay outage. The re-clustering method based on genetic algorithm also shows lower complexity than the re-clustering approach based on exhaustive search.