Wireless Network Design

Optimization Models and Solution Procedures

  • Jeff Kennington
  • Eli Olinick
  • Dinesh Rajan

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 158)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jeff Kennington, Eli Olinick, Dinesh Rajan
    Pages 1-6
  3. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Dinesh Rajan
      Pages 9-46
    3. J. Cole Smith, Sibel B. Sonuc
      Pages 65-97
  4. Optimization Problems for Networks with Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jeff Kennington, Jason Kratz, Gheorghe Spiride
      Pages 127-146
    3. Karla Hoffman
      Pages 147-176
  5. Optimization Problems in Ad Hoc Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Khaldoun Al Agha, Steven Martin
      Pages 199-217
  6. Optimization Problems in the Operation of Wireless Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Marina Aguado, Jasone Astorga, Nerea Toledo, Jon Matias
      Pages 271-293
    3. Nitin Salodkar, Abhay Karandikar
      Pages 321-352

About this book


This book surveys state-of-the-art optimization modeling for design, analysis, and management of wireless networks, such as cellular and wireless local area networks (LANs), and the services they deliver. The past two decades have seen a tremendous growth in the deployment and use of wireless networks. The current-generation wireless systems can provide mobile users with high-speed data services at rates substantially higher than those of the previous generation. As a result, the demand for mobile information services with high reliability, fast response times, and ubiquitous connectivity continues to increase rapidly. The optimization of system performance has become critically important both in terms of practical utility and commercial viability, and presents a rich area for research.

In the editors' previous work on traditional wired networks, we have observed that designing low cost, survivable telecommunication networks involves extremely complicated processes. Commercial products available to help with this task typically have been based on simulation and/or proprietary heuristics.  As demonstrated in this book, however, mathematical programming deserves a prominent place in the designer's toolkit. Convenient modeling languages and powerful optimization solvers have greatly facilitated the implementation of mathematical programming theory into the practice of commercial network design.

These points are equally relevant and applicable in today’s world of wireless network technology and design. But there are new issues as well: many wireless network design decisions, such as routing and facility/element location, must be dealt with in innovative ways that are unique and distinct from wired (fiber optic) networks. The book specifically treats the recent research and the use of modeling languages and network optimization techniques that are playing particularly important and distinctive roles in the wireless domain.


Ad-hoc Networks Capacity Planning Operations Management Optimization Models Wireless Network Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff Kennington
    • 1
  • Eli Olinick
    • 2
  • Dinesh Rajan
    • 3
  1. 1.Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Dept. Engineering Management,Southern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA
  2. 2.Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Dept. Engineering Management,Southern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA
  3. 3.Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Dept. Electrical EngineeringSouthern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA

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