Time Offset Optimization in Digital Broadcasting

We investigate a planning problem arising in the forthcoming Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-T) system. Unlike current analog systems, the DVB-T standard allows a mitigation of the interference by means of a suitable synchronization of the received signals. The problem we describe in this paper is that of finding a time offset to impose to the … Read more

Computational study of large-scale p-Median problems

Given a directed graph G(V,A), the p-Median problem consists of determining p nodes (the median nodes) minimizing the total distance from the other nodes of the graph. We present a Branch-and-Cut algorithm yielding provably good solutions for instances up to 3795 nodes (14,402,025 variables). Key ingredients of our approach are: lagrangian relaxation, a simple procedure … Read more

Models and Solution Techniques for Frequency Assignment Problems

Wireless communication is used in many different situations such as mobile telephony, radio and TV broadcasting, satellite communication, and military operations. In each of these situations a frequency assignment problem arises with application specific characteristics. Researchers have developed different modeling ideas for each of the features of the problem, such as the handling of interference … Read more