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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 561504, 5 pages
Research Article

Optimization Algorithm of Control Channel Selection for Wireless Networks

1College of Command Information Systems, PLA University of Science & Technology, Nanjing 210007, China
2School of Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Mathematics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
3Department of Computer Science & Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
4Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Received 2 August 2013; Accepted 13 October 2013

Academic Editor: Matjaz Perc

Copyright © 2013 Jian Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Control channel is used to transmit protocol or signal information between wireless network nodes and is a key component of wireless network. Compared with data information, protocol or signal information is usually much less, so the spectrum bandwidth requirement of control channel is also much less than that of data channel. In order to optimize the usage of the limited spectrum resources, this paper focuses on the issue of control channel selection. We propose a greedy algorithm which minimizes the total spectrum bandwidth of the set of control channels. Theoretical analysis proves that the proposed algorithm can achieve the optimal set of control whose sum of the spectrum bandwidth is the minimum. Simulation results also show that the proposed algorithm consumes less spectrum resources than other algorithms in the same wireless network environment.