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The application of nature-inspired nest building to wireless site selection

Raisanen, Lawrence Matthew and Whitaker, Roger Marcus 2004. The application of nature-inspired nest building to wireless site selection. Presented at: PPSN VIII: The 8th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, Birmingham, UK, 18-22 September 2004.

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Abstract

Hybrid search heuristics are known to be valuable in generating better and/or faster solutions to computational hard search problems than evolutionary techniques in isolation. Inspired by the idea of nest building, we introduce a new hybrid approach to network planning that uses a nest builder to follow a given movement sequence and decide whether to place nesting material; this corresponds to visiting candidate base station sites and configuring transmission powers. A genetic algorithm then evolves better search patterns for subsequent generations to simulate learning. The goal of this paper is to investigate the usefulness of this notion during the bi-objective optimization of a wireless network to find the best site locations and starting powers for use in subsequent site dimensioning. The model, algorithms, test, and results are fully delineated with respect to two real-world network planning scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 23:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/44583

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