RACEWIN: Resource Allocation and admission Control Evaluator for
Wireless Information Networks
A FY97 technology transfer project sponsored by CASI and US West Advanced
Brief Description of the Project:
The proposed research deals with the development of efficient algorithms
and simulation tools for PCS Wireless Information Network Planning and
Management. A software design system called Resource Allocation and
Admission Control Evaluator for Wireless Information Networks (RACEWIN)
will be built to facilitate the design and analysis of efficient
algorithms for cell size determination, hand-off procedure, and
traffic management in the future wireless information networks,
such as the emerging PCS networks. The RACEWIN system will assist the
network administrators in their network planning and management tasks.
It will facilitate the network designers to improve the network
efficiency and reliability.
Currently we are building a Java-based
User Traffic MOdeling and Simulation Tool
(UTMOST) for generating and graphically display the cell layout and user
traffic patterns, and the power and cell assignments of mobile stations.
A discrete event simulator called RACESIM is being built to simulate
the wireless networks (PCS and GSM) based on the events generated by UTMOST.
Efficient hand-over procedures will be simulated and the simulation results
can be used to determine the relationship among the cell size, QoS, and
network resources. Efficent dynamic channel assignment algorithms are
being developed using C and CPLEX and will be interfaced with UTMOST
Who's working on this project
Dr. C. Edward Chow,
M. Heidi McClure,
Graduate Student, working on
James M. Haring, Graduate Student, working on
Jonas E. Hedlind,
Graduate Student, working on Dynamic Channel Assignment
Who's our industry collaborating partner
US West Advanced Technology, Jenny Sanchez.
Image of UTMOST version1 tool layout.
RACEWIN Project Final Report.
UTMOST Thesis Proposal in
RACESIM Project Proposal in
Mark Petzol's Survey paper on power/cell assignment and handoff procedure.
Gziped MS Word document (65KB).
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