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In this paper we consider the problem of coverage in a wireless sensor network where nodes already have been previously deployed. Our goal is to design an efficient strategy to add further nodes for achieving a certain target K-coverage throughout the entire monitoring region. A heuristic approach based on a dynamic model resembling gas bubbles is applied… (More)
In this paper, we present ICEPT, a new mobile radio network planning tool that is based on an integrated design approach. The new approach starts with the analysis of the spatial distribution of the expected teletraac within the service area of the cellular system. Employing this principle, the ICEPT tool considers concurrently the four major design areas… (More)
Using randomness to find optimal solutions in selecting network paths.
1.1 Introduction The development of computer networks has seen a paradigm shift from static, hierarchical network structures to highly distributed, autonomous systems without any form of centralized control. For networking nodes, the ability to self-adapt and self-organize in a changing environment has become a key issue. In conventional network structures,… (More)
The Adaptive Base Station Positioning Algorithm (ABPA) is presented, which is based on a neural net approximation of the traac density in the coverage area of a cellular mobile communication system. ABPA employs simulated annealing, thereby achieving quasi-optimal base station locations depending on the topography of the investigated area. Furthermore, ABPA… (More)
In this paper we examine the effects of Internet traffic on the quality of service (QoS) in GPRS wireless networks. With a stochastic source traffic model describing the user behavior, we will derive subjective and objective quality of service measures in terms of WWW downloading time and the transmission bandwidths on TCP and TBF level. Comparing the… (More)