TitleAn Efficient Heuristic for Solving an Extended Capacitated Concentrator Location Problem
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsRaja, VT, Han, BT
JournalTelecommunication Systems
Date Published2003
KeywordsBIS, MBA

In this paper, a mathematical model and a solution algorithm are developed for solving an extended capacitated concentrator location problem. Our model extends the conventional formulation by simultaneously addressing the two capacity constraints, total connection ports and maximum data processing rate, on each concentrator to be selected for satisfying the communication demands of the given end-user nodes. Since the problem is NP-complete, an efficient and effective Lagrangian heuristic is developed and tested by solving 100 randomly generated test problems with sizes ranging from 30(nodes)×30(concentrators) to150×30. Altogether 58% of the tested problems are solved optimally with an average solution gap 0.36% from the optimality and average solution times are from a few seconds to one half of a minute.