Performance comparison of two channel allocation strategies in cellular networks

Jianchang Yang, D. Manivannan

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Channel allocation plays an important role in increasing the throughput and assuring fairness to users not only in traditional cellular networks but also in cognitive radio networks and mesh networks. In this paper, we study the effect of pre-allocating channels to cells with respect to a distributed and fault-tolerant channel allocation algorithm. Results from our extensive performance evaluation indicate that distributed channel allocation algorithms that pre-allocate all channels to cells can have lower call failure rate, call blocking rate, and handoff drop rate compared to algorithms that partially pre-allocate channels or does not pre-allocate channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-372
Number of pages20
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2013

Bibliographical note

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D. Manivannan is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ken-tucky, USA. He received a Ph.D. degree in computer and information science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1997. He published his research work in the areas of fault-tolerance and synchro-nization in distributed systems, routing in wormhole networks, routing in ad hoc networks, channel allocation in cellular networks, wireless personal area networks and sensor networks. Dr. Manivannan has pub-lished more than 50 articles in refereed International Journals (most of which were published by IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, and Springer) and International Conferences. Dr. Manivannan is an Associate Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. He is also on the Editorial Board of Information Sciences journal, Wireless Personal Communi-cations journal, International Journal On Advances in Telecommunica-tions, International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services and International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements. He served as a program chair for two International Conferences and served as program committee member for over 30 International Conferences. He also served as reviewer for more than 30 International Journals published by ACM, IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Oxford University Press and others. Dr. Manivannan is a recipient of the Faculty CAREER Award from the US National Science Foundation and is a senior member of the IEEE and a senior member of the ACM.


  • Cellular networks
  • Distributed channel allocation
  • Fault-tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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