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2009 IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (2009)
Marrakech, Morocco
Oct. 12, 2009 to Oct. 14, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3841-9
pp: 233-238
ABSTRACT
Vertical handover (VHO) techniques are applied when mobile users require service continuity and a seamless roaming between heterogeneous networks. A VHO decision can be taken on the basis of physical parameters, such as the received signal strength (RSS), data rate and signal-to-interference and noise ratio (SINR). In this paper, we compare three VHO decision criterions, each of them based on different physical metrics. A smart combination of several VHO criterions is the core of our proposed approach, which uses not only RSS or SINR parameters, but also a hybrid mixture from different wireless access networks. To improve quality of service for mobile users, a data rate gain parameter is introduced that lets an efficient VHO be executed. Simulation results of the proposed VHO approach are in terms of both end-users efficiency, i.e. cumulative received bits, and network performances, i.e. VHO frequency.
INDEX TERMS
vertical handover, mobility management, data rate gain, VHO frequency
CITATION

A. M. Vegni, R. Cusani, G. Tamea and T. Inzerilli, "A Combined Vertical Handover Decision Metric for QoS Enhancement in Next Generation Networks," 2009 IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications(WIMOB), Marrakech, Morocco, 2009, pp. 233-238.
doi:10.1109/WiMob.2009.47
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