Performance Analysis of Dynamic Multi-Channel Scheme with Channel De-Allocation in Integrated Wireless Networks

Haw-Yun SHIN  Jean-Lien C. WU  Hung-Huan LIU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.7   pp.1681-1691
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks)
Category: Channel Allocation
handoff,  multi-channel,  channel de-allocation,  guard channel,  cell dwell time,  handoff dwell time,  

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This paper proposes an analytical model to demonstrate the benefit of data service in wireless networks using dynamic multi-channel scheme with channel de-allocation. The performance of a system providing buffers to voice calls to reduce the raised voice blocking probability caused by data contention is investigated. The effect of the cell dwell time and overlap area with adjacent cells on system performance are studied. All free channels are allocated to data users dynamically. For those data users using more than one channel, channels would be de-allocated for new requests, voice or data. Buffers are provided for voice calls to reduce the voice blocking probability caused by data packets contention. Handoff calls are given priority to be queued in the front of the buffer instead of providing guard channels to reduce their dropping probability. Meanwhile, the reneging time for new calls and the handoff dwell time for handoff calls are considered in our analysis to obtain an appropriate amount of buffer to voice. To compensate the blocking probability in data, guard channels are provided for data traffic. Numerical results show that the dynamic multi-channel scheme with possible de-allocation, compared with the single channel scheme, can enhance data traffic performance significantly in terms of the mean transmission time and blocking probability. A system providing an appropriate amount of buffer to voice traffic and giving priority to queued handoff calls can indeed reduce new call blocking probability and handoff call dropping probability. In addition, the proposed scheme can reduce the incomplete transmission probability of data packets.