Transient Characteristics of Mobile Communication Traffic in a Band-Shaped Service Area

Tatsuya KABASAWA  Toshiyuki WATANABE  Masakazu SENGOKU  Yoshio YAMAGUCHI  Shoji SHINODA  Takeo ABE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E76-A   No.6   pp.961-966
Publication Date: 1993/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 1992 Joint Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems,Computers and Communications (JTC-CSCC'92))
Category: Mobile Communication
cellular system,  band-shaped service area,  state equations,  handoff,  

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In a cellular system for mobile communications, every service area is divided into a number of cells for utilizing the frequency spectrum efficiently. Service areas for such systems are two dimensional, however, the analysis of the characteristics of the communication traffic for the areas are quite complicated, since the motion of the vehicles in the area can not be predicted precisely. For making the analysis easily, the areas are assumed to be band-shaped like a highway. Furthermore, in the analysis, the traffic offered to a cell is assumed to be stationary. In actual systems, the density of vehicles and the offered communication traffic is not stationary, so that many differences exist between the analysis and the actual systems. This paper presents an analysis method using state equations. The equations represent the transient characteristics of mobile communication traffic when a band-shaped service area is assumed. The transition is made by accidents or congestion, and causes the rapid offered traffic change in a communication system. In the method, numerical analysis is made under the consideration of "handoff" operation. The operation consists of surrendering the channel used in the previous cell and reassigning a new channel when the vehicle crosses the cell boundary. The analytical results are compared with the simulations, and the two results show good agreement. The method presented in this paper can be used for designing the switching system when the offered traffic changes rapidly due to accidents or congestion.