(Team 1) Optimization in Wireless cdma Networks

Monday, August 9, 2004 - 9:40am - 10:00am
Keller 3-180
Eric van den Berg (Telcordia)
Third generation cellular wireless cdma networks (UMTS or cdma2000) provide a wealth of challenging problems for optimization and probabilistic modeling. The references below are intended to give a flavor of the type of optimization problems encountered. Optimization of voice only cdma networks has already received significant attention. Given the complexity of the global design/optimization problem, distributed algorithms and simplifying heuristics are highly desirable. Since third generation networks are expected to carry a significant amount of both streaming and elastic data traffic, another important issue is how to model integrated voice and data traffic.


Andrew J. Viterbi, CDMA, Principles of Spread Spectrum Communication, Addison-Wesley 1995.

Stephen V. Hanly, An Algorithm for Combined Cell-Site Selection and Power Control to Maximize Cellular Spread Spectrum Capacity, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 13, No. 7, September 1995.

Andreas Eisenblatter et al., Modelling Feasible Network Configurations for UMTS, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin, ZIB-Report 02-16, March 2002.

Jaana Laiho, Achim Wacker, Tomas Novosad, eds. Radio Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS, John Wiley, 2002.