Title: Modelling and performance analysis of a channel reservation handoff scheme for multimedia wireless and mobile networks using smart antennas

Authors: Huazhou Liu, Yong Xu, Qing-An Zeng

Addresses: Department of ECECS, Wireless and Mobile Networking Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030, USA. ' Department of ECECS, Wireless and Mobile Networking Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030, USA. ' Department of ECECS, Wireless and Mobile Networking Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030, USA

Abstract: Smart antennas are suggested to be used in future generation wireless and mobile networks to provide the service with high capacity and service quality. In this paper, we propose a novel multimedia wireless and mobile network using smart antennas. The smart antenna in the proposed system provides a Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) scheme to improve system capacity dramatically. In the proposed system, the Quality of Service (QoS) is guaranteed for real-time service at the cost of the tolerable quality decrease for non-real-time service. As we expected, the system capacity and performance are highly improved by employing smart antennas.

Keywords: multimedia networks; wireless networks; mobile networks; handoff scheme; smart antennas; beamforming; modelling; performance evaluation; channel reservation; service quality; QoS; quality of service; system capacity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2006.010199

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2006 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.13 - 22

Available online: 09 Jul 2006 *

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