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Ant Colony Optimization for Channel Assignment Problem in a Clustered Mobile Ad Hoc Network

  • Mahboobeh Parsapoor
  • Urban Bilstrup
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7928)

Abstract

This paper presents an ant colony optimization (ACO) method as a method for channel assignment in a mobile ad hoc network (MANET), where achieving high spectral efficiency necessitates an efficient channel assignment. The suggested algorithm is intended for graph-coloring problems and it is specifically tweaked to the channel assignment problem in MANET with a clustered network topology. A multi-objective function is designed to make a tradeoff between maximizing spectral utilization and minimizing interference. We compare the convergence behavior and performance of ACO-based method with obtained results from a grouping genetic algorithm (GGA).

Keywords

Ant colony optimization Channel assignment problem Co-channel Interference Spectral efficiency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahboobeh Parsapoor
    • 1
  • Urban Bilstrup
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical EngineeringHalmstad UniversitySweden

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