A Design for Integrated Wireless Network with Flexible Bandwidth Assignment

Takanori NOMURA  Keita KAWANO  Kazuhiko KINOSHITA  Koso MURAKAMI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B    No.5    pp.1177-1183
Publication Date: 2004/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Mobile Multimedia Communications)
Category: Mobility Management
mobile communication,  seamless communication,  integrated wireless network,  network design,  

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As various mobile communication systems have developed, dramatically integrated wireless network, where users can communicate seamlessly via several wireless access systems, have become expected. At present, there are many studies of integrated wireless network, but no study of a network design method. Therefore, in this paper, we discuss a network design method for integrated wireless networks. Because of the handover procedure, the network design where adjacent base stations are connected to the same router, regardless of radio system type, is simply considered. However, in such a design, where mobile users crowd into a particular area and users' access to the base stations located there increases, the load of these accesses is centralized to the single router. To overcome this problem, we propose a new network design wherein the base stations of heterogeneous wireless communication systems, the service areas of which overlap, are connected to a different router. In the proposed network design, although users' accesses are concentrated on the base stations located in a particular area, users in that area can be assigned bandwidth of several upper links according to the access conditions of the base stations in neighboring areas. Finally, we show the excellent performance of the proposed design by simulation experiments.