SAVA: a novel self-adaptive vertical handoff algorithm for heterogeneous wireless networks

Min Liu*, Zhong Cheng Li, Xiao Bing Guo, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Ming Hui Wang

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Abstract

The next generation wireless networking (4G) is envisioned as a convergence of different wireless access technologies with diverse levels of performance. Vertical handoff (VHO) is the basic requirement for convergence of different access technologies and has received tremendous attention from the academia and industry all over the world. During the VHO procedure, handoff decision is the most important step that affects the normal working of communication. In this paper, we propose a novel vertical handoff decision algorithm, Self-Adaptive VHO Algorithm (SAVA), and compare its performance with conventional algorithms. SAVA synthetically considers the long term movement region and short term movement trend of mobile hosts, and achieves a good integrative handoff performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)142440357X, 9781424403578
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Nov 20061 Dec 2006

Other

OtherIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period27/11/061/12/06

Keywords

  • Heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Horizontal handoff
  • Vertical handoff

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