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Design of soft handoff algorithms for cellular communications
Author(s): Mehmet Akar; Urbashi Mitra
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the design of soft handoff algorithms for cellular communication systems based on signal-strength measurements. The handoff process is modeled as a hybrid system and handoff design is cast as an optimization problem based on such a model. Performance is evaluated in terms of call quality, average number of active base stations and average number of active set updates. Preliminary designs based on selective diversity combining are investigated. A suboptimal handoff algorithm, which achieves a tradeoff between these three performance criteria, is obtained using principles of dynamic programming.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4531, Modeling and Design of Wireless Networks, (27 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434445
Show Author Affiliations
Mehmet Akar, Yale Univ. (United States)
Urbashi Mitra, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4531:
Modeling and Design of Wireless Networks
Edwin K. P. Chong, Editor(s)

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