Cluster-based design for two-hop cellular networks

Hrishikesh Venkataraman, Sinan Sinanovic, Harald Haas

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    Optimal resource allocation with an objective of maximizing the system capacity is an NP-hard problem in multihop cellular networks. Hence, different heuristic algorithms have been developed over the years that would improve the network system capacity. In this paper, a novel cluster-based architecture is proposed for a two-hop cellular network whereby the transmission distance between any communicating pair is restricted to half the cell radius. In this design, a given radio resource is used by two simultaneously communicating pairs in every hexagonal cell, but for only half the time slot period. The characteristic feature of this cluster-based design is that it enables a frequency reuse ratio of one.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)370-385
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


    • cluster-based design
    • interference module
    • spatial protection
    • clusters


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