Flowchart for Clustered-Based Channel Allocation Management Scheme

Isaac A. Ezenugu, James Eke, G. N. Onoh


In the GSM system, several Base Transceiver Station (BTS) are controlled by a single Base Station Controller (BSC). In this paper, the BTSs in a given BSC is referred to as a cluster.  In this paper, flowchart for clustered-based channel allocation management scheme is presented. The mechanism is meant to reduce call blocking/dropping to the barest minimum. Usually, traffic intensity value varies from one BTS to another, as it is directly proportional to the number of GSM users that make or receive calls within a particular period of time. In order to maintain a reliable GSM network that will provide minimum call blocking/dropping, the paper presents the flowchart for network resource management scheme that will adopt sharing of traffic loads among BTSs that belong to a particular network cluster. The scheme also considers the following; available channels, mobility factor, offered traffic, number of nearby BTSs, new call arrival rate, handoff call arrival rate and mean call duration. With limited available channels per BTS, instead of blocking a new call or dropping a handoff call whenever a particular BTS reaches its maximum allowable capacity, this newly proposed scheme however checks for a nearby BTS within that cluster that has free channels, and then performs a routine operation that will transfer some percentage of the traffic load to the free nearby BTS. This routine operation therefore allows the BTS to admit more calls.


Call blocking; Call dropping; Mobility factor; New call arrival rate; Handoff call arrival rate; Call duration

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