On the Multilevel Concentrator Location Problem for Local Access Networks

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Proceedings of IEEE Globecom


The multilevel concentrator location problem for a local access network is examined. A heuristic algorithm which is a modified version of the iterative self-organizing data analysis technique is presented. This algorithm clusters terminals and locates concentrators at the cluster centers. An a priori limit is not set on the number of levels of concentrators to be used. The cost-effectiveness of this algorithm for multilevel concentrator location is demonstrated in comparison to the one other algorithm for multilevel location currently available in the literature. Also, the proposed algorithm has significantly less computational space and time requirements.

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