Network selection with joint vertical and horizontal handoff in heterogeneous WLAN and mobile WiMax systems

Li-Chun Wang*, Anderson Chen, Hung Hsi Chen

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Abstract

As the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLANs) have become very popular and the emerging IEEE 802.16e wireless metropolitan area networks (WMANs) also attract a great deal of attentions, in the future we can expect the appearance of the hybrid IEEE 802.11 WLANs and IEEE 802.16e WMANs systems. Clearly, seamless handoffs in this hybrid network will become an increasingly important issue. However, the system which has shortest handoff latency may not always have the highest throughput. In this paper, we develop a dynamic network selection scheme to determine the connecting system in a new "WLAN to hybrid WLAN/WiMax" handoff scenario, in which we consider both the vertical and horizontal handoffs. The proposed scheme requests the station to wait an additional network selection time "tw" before the selection to maximize the amount of delivered bits during a dwelling time. We also formulate an optimization problem to find the optimal network selection time tw* and show that the proposed scheme can improve the delivered information bits during handoff.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring
Pages794-798
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2007
Event2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 22 Apr 200725 Apr 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period22/04/0725/04/07

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    Wang, L-C., Chen, A., & Chen, H. H. (2007). Network selection with joint vertical and horizontal handoff in heterogeneous WLAN and mobile WiMax systems. In 2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring (pp. 794-798). [4212601] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECS.2007.173