Performance Improvements of Forward Handover Based on Path Rerouting and Extension in Wireless ATM

Sungchun PARK
Sungwon LEE
Young-Jae SONG
Dong-Ho CHO
Yong-Bae DHONG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B    No.9    pp.1485-1495
Publication Date: 1999/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Mobile Communication
wireless ATM,  handover,  handoff,  

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To support efficiently the high-speed service and the multimedia service in mobile communication environments, network architecture is generally based on small cell radius structure to increase the wireless channel capacity. In a small cell radius structure based mobile network environment, a mobile station with large mobility should perform frequent handover. Thus, advanced handover mechanism should be provided, and must be done fastly. For these reasons, we suggest the efficient handover mechanism based on forward handover method in this paper. Proposed handover mechanism could support fast handover procedure, and is performed by using optimized path. Also, proposed handover mechanism could support QoS (Quality of Service) attribute of multimedia traffic during handover procedure. We evaluated the performance of proposed handover mechanism, and analysis results show that the suggested forward handover mechanism has less blocking ratio and lower delay than conventional backward handover mechanism.