Handoff architecture in next-generation wireless systems

Azita Laily Yusof, Mahamod Ismail, Norbahiah Misran

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Abstract

One of the most critical aspects in mobility management is handoff. Handoff is a complex process involving location identification, performance evaluation of available networks at that location, decision to switch to a different network and actions to effect the switching. During the process of handoff, the communication channel between the mobile host and a corresponding host may be broken, and this leads to loss of data. The communication channel is established after the handoff is completed. Hence, there is no communication at least for the duration of handoff, referred to as handoff latency. This paper identifies these problems and performs analyses on the handoff. Then, a simplified system architecture that contains fewer network nodes was proposed. This new architecture consists of mobile IP extensions and a new handoff protocol. We have shown that this new protocol allows to minimize handoff latency and reduce packet loss.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics Proceedings, APACE2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE2007 - Melaka
Duration: 4 Dec 20076 Dec 2007

Other

Other2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE2007
CityMelaka
Period4/12/076/12/07

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Packet loss
Switches
Communication

Keywords

  • Handoff
  • Handoff latency
  • Mobile IP
  • Mobility management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yusof, A. L., Ismail, M., & Misran, N. (2007). Handoff architecture in next-generation wireless systems. In 2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics Proceedings, APACE2007 [4603862] https://doi.org/10.1109/APACE.2007.4603862

Handoff architecture in next-generation wireless systems. / Yusof, Azita Laily; Ismail, Mahamod; Misran, Norbahiah.

2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics Proceedings, APACE2007. 2007. 4603862.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yusof, AL, Ismail, M & Misran, N 2007, Handoff architecture in next-generation wireless systems. in 2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics Proceedings, APACE2007., 4603862, 2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE2007, Melaka, 4/12/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/APACE.2007.4603862
Yusof AL, Ismail M, Misran N. Handoff architecture in next-generation wireless systems. In 2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics Proceedings, APACE2007. 2007. 4603862 https://doi.org/10.1109/APACE.2007.4603862
Yusof, Azita Laily ; Ismail, Mahamod ; Misran, Norbahiah. / Handoff architecture in next-generation wireless systems. 2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics Proceedings, APACE2007. 2007.
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