Decreasing Suspension Time for Fast Moving Data Calls in an Integrated Micro-Cellular Network with Preemption


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.10   pp.2012-2020
Publication Date: 2002/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Mobile Multimedia Communications)
micro-cells,  integration of voice and data,  handover,  suspension,  dropping,  

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In this paper, we propose and evaluate a new channel assignment scheme for a micro-cellular network integrating data and conversational services. The channel assignment scheme combines handover processing depending on terminal speed with a preemptive scheme. High-speed terminals take over the channels of data terminals upon entering a full cell, while the data terminals are put in a queue until new resources are available. Simulating several variations of the scheme, allowing both fast moving data and voice terminals to preempt data terminals yielded the best result. Suspension time for fast moving data terminals was reduced dramatically, reducing the disadvantage caused by a high number of handovers. The cost was a small increase in blocking probability for new terminals.