Developing Frequency Assignment Techniques for British Military Communication Systems

Derek H. Smith

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The development of algorithms for radio frequency assignment which can be applied in a military combat net radio system is described. The algorithms must deal with frequency separation constraints together with constraints involving spurious emissions, spurious responses and intermodulation products. Good algorithms minimize interference and ensure that spectrum is used efficiently. The most effective algorithm is outlined. It is a combination of a greedy algorithm to ensure that a moderately good assignment is available quickly and a tabu search algorithm. The algorithm has been incorporated into two communication systems for the British military.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUK Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics
EditorsPhilip J. Aston, Anthony J. Mulholland, Katherine M.M. Tant
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-25454-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-25452-4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2016


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