Solving the Generalized Base Station Placement problem in the planning of Broadband Power Line Communications access networks

Abdelfatteh Haidine, Ralf Lehnert
2008 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications  
Broadband Power Line Communications (B-PLC) technology is an alternative for broadband access networks, allowing bit rates up to currently 200Mbps. This technique uses the wiring of the low-voltage grid in order to offer to the users the telecommunications services, such as Internet. In this paper, the B-PLC planning process is sub-divided into two parts, which are the Generalized Base Station Placement (GBSP) and the PLC Channel Allocation Problem (P-CAP). This paper focuses on GBSP that is
more » ... on GBSP that is formulated as multi-objective combinatorial optimization and solved by the means of metaheuristics. Two optimization approaches are used to solve it: the classical approach based on single-objective optimization and the modern approach based on multi-objective optimization. Their performances are evaluated and compared with each other. Keywords Broadband Power-Line Communications, access network planning, generalized base station placement, multiobjective optimization.
doi:10.1109/isplc.2008.4510413 fatcat:yfaclcpkiva7di7unpgoed67sy