Title: Handoff self-management based on SNR in mobile communication networks

Authors: Jamal Raiyn

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Baka El-Gharbia 30100, Israel

Abstract: In today's high density wireless networks, delay is considered one of the main factors limiting the capacity and increasing the new call blocking probability of a cellular system. In this paper we discuss and analyse a delay scenario in cellular systems and we have proposed a novel handoff management based on cognitive radio scheme to reduce the latency that is caused by the repeated unnecessary handoff in the home cell. Using the cognitive radio in cellular systems will lead to a revolution in wireless communication with significant impacts on technology as well as regulation of spectrum usage to overcome existing lacks. The cognitive radio is a self-aware communication system that efficiently uses spectrum in an intelligent way. It autonomously coordinates the usage of spectrum in identifying unused radio spectrum based on observing spectrum usage.

Keywords: cellular systems; handoff latency; cognitive radio; handoff self-management; SNR; mobile communications; mobile networks; wireless networks; delay.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2013.053032

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2013 Vol.6 No.1, pp.39 - 48

Received: 19 Oct 2011
Accepted: 15 May 2012

Published online: 03 Apr 2013 *

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