Departmental Papers (ESE)


Cellular systems have hitherto been modeled mostly by graphs for the purpose of channel assignment. However, hypergraph modeling of cellular systems offers a significant advantage over graph modeling in terms of the total traffic carried by the system. For example, we show that a 37-cell system when modeled by a hypergraph carries around 30% more traffic than when modeled by a graph. We study the performance of channelized cellular systems modeled by hypergraphs in comparison with those modeled by graphs. For this purpose, we have evaluated the capacities of these cellular networks defined [3]. Evaluation of the capacity necessitates generation of maximal independent sets of hypergraphs. We describe some new algorithms that we have developed for this purpose.

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

May 1998


Copyright 1998 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 47, Issue 2, May 1998, pages 460-471.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, author Saswati Sarkar was affiliated with the Indian Institute of Science. Currently (February 2005), she is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 22 February 2005

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