### Abstract

This paper presents a combinatorial algorithm for downlink rate allocation in Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) mobile networks. By discretizing the coverage area into small segments, the transmit power requirements are characterized via a matrix representation that separates user and system characteristics. We obtain a closed-form analytical expression for the so-called Perron-Frobenius eigenvalue of that matrix, which provides a quick assessment of the feasibility of the power assignment for a given downlink rate allocation. Based on the Perron-Frobenius eigenvalue, we reduce the downlink rate allocation problem to a set of multiple-choice knapsack problems. The solution of these problems provides an approximation of the optimal downlink rate allocation and cell borders for which the system throughput, expressed in terms of utility functions of the users, is maximized.

Original language | English |
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Place of Publication | Enschede |

Publisher | University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics |

Number of pages | 16 |

Publication status | Published - 2004 |

### Publication series

Name | Memorandum Faculty of Mathematical Sciences |
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Publisher | University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics |

No. | 1724 |

ISSN (Print) | 0169-2690 |

### Keywords

- METIS-218212
- IR-65908
- EWI-3544
- MSC-90B18
- MSC-90C27
- MSC-90C59

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## Cite this

Boucherie, R. J., Bumb, A. F., Endrayanto, A. I., & Woeginger, G. (2004).

*A combinatorial approximation algorithm for CDMA downlink rate allocation*. (Memorandum Faculty of Mathematical Sciences; No. 1724). Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics.