Wireless communication network design in IC factory

Kit-Sang TANG, Kim-Fung MAN, S. KWONG

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A wireless local area network (WLAN) is designed for an IC factory in Hong Kong using the hierarchical genetic algorithm (HGA). The HGA is capable of handling multiobjective functions and discrete constraints. Because of this uniqueness, together with the adopting of a Pareto ranking scheme, a solution can be reached even when skewed multiobjective functions and constraints confinements are being imposed. It has been found from this study that a precise number of base stations can be identified for the WLAN network, while it can satisfy a number of objectives and constraints. This added feature provides a further design tradeoff between cost and performance at no extra effort.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-459
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This work was supported by City University of Hong Kong under Project 7000932.


  • Hierarchical genetic algorithm
  • Multiobjective
  • Wireless LAN


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