Joint Relay Assignment and Power Allocation for Multicast Cooperative Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the joint problem of relay selection and optimal sharing of relay power in wireless cellular networks with multicast traffic. We first present a mixed Boolean-convex optimization model and solve this combinatorial problem optimally using branch and bound technique. We then show that obtaining the optimal solution is computationally infeasible for large network sizes and, unlike the case of unicast traffic, a water filling method does not yield near optimal solutions in multicast scenarios. We thus adopt an algorithm based on sequential fixing which substantially reduces the computation time and achieves near optimal solutions. 2012 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Communications Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Uddin, M. F., Assi, C., & Ghrayeb, A.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Uddin, MF||Assi, C||Ghrayeb, A

publication date

  • March 2012