Performance Evaluation of Handoff Schemes in Personal Communication Systems

Victor O.K. LI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E78-A    No.7    pp.773-784
Publication Date: 1995/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Mobile Information Network)
personal communication systems,  handoff,  performance analysis,  

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In this paper, we evaluate the performance of handoff schemes in microcellular personal communication systems (PCS) which cater to both pedestrian and vehicular users. Various performance parameters, including blocking of new calls,channel utilization, handoff blocking and call termination probabilities for each user type are evaluated. We study different queuing disciplines for handoff calls and their impact on system performance. We also study the tradeoff in handoff blocking and call termination probabilities between user types as the handoff traffic carried by the system from each user type is varied.