Indexed on: 03 Jul '13Published on: 03 Jul '13Published in: Electronic Commerce Research
An operational economic model for radio resource allocation in the downlink of a multi-cell WCDMA (acronym for wideband code division multiple access). system is developed in this paper, and a particle swarm optimization (PSO) based approach is proposed for its solution. Firstly, we develop an economic model for resource allocation that considers the utility of the provided service, the acceptance probability of the service by the users and the revenue generated for the network operator. Then, we introduce a constrained hybrid PSO algorithm, called improved hybrid particle swarm optimization (I-HPSO), in order to find feasible solutions to the problem. We compare the performance of the I-HPSO algorithm with those achieved by the original HPSO algorithm and by standard metaheuristic optimization techniques, such as hill climbing, simulated annealing, standard PSO and genetic algorithms. The obtained results indicate that the proposed approach achieves superior performance than the conventional techniques.