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Handoff analysis in wireless multimedia networks
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Paper Abstract

Multimedia wireless networks are being considered as a natural evolution of the present radio networks. In most of the case, these networks will be connected to an ATM high sped backbone network, and the evaluation of the network performance under users mobility activity demands for new analyses. In this environment, it is particularly important to know the number of handoffs or handovers during a call to make an appropriate dimensioning of virtual circuits for a wireless cell. In this paper we study the handover distributions and their statistical moments for a variety of cell residence times and call holding times distributions. The pmf of the number of handoffs is then used to evaluate the probability of a call completion as a function of the call forced terminated probability due to unavailability of channels in the handoff event.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3530, Performance and Control of Network Systems II, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325893
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Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3530:
Performance and Control of Network Systems II
Wai Sum Lai; Robert B. Cooper, Editor(s)

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