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Information-theoretics based analysis of hard handoffs in mobile communications

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2000
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The research proposed and elaborated in this dissertation is concerned with the development of new decision algorithms for hard handoff strategies in mobile communication systems. Specifically, the research tasks envisaged include the following: (1) Use of information-theoretics based statistical distance measures as a metric for hard handoff decisions; (2) A study to evaluate the log-likelihood criterion towards decision considerations to perform the hard handoff; (3) Development of a statistical model to evaluate optimum instants of measurements of the metric used for hard handoff decision. The aforesaid objectives refer to a practical scenario in which a mobile station (MS) traveling away from a serving base station (BS-I) may suffer communications impairment due to interference and shadowing affects, especially in an urban environment. As a result, it will seek to switch over to another base station (BS-II) that facilitates a stronger signal level. This is called handoff procedure. (The hard handoff refers to the specific case in which only one base station serves the mobile at the instant of handover). Classically, the handoff decision is done on the basis of the difference between received signal strengths (RSS) from BS-I and BS-II. The algorithms developed here, in contrast, stipulate the decision criterion set by the statistical divergence and/or log-likelihood ratio that exists between the received signals. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the relative efficacy of the conventional and proposed algorithms in reference to: (i) Minimization of unnecessary handoffs ("ping-pongs"); (ii) Minimization of delay in handing over; (iii) Ease of implementation and (iv) Minimization of possible call dropouts due to ineffective handover envisaged. Simulated results with data commensurate with practical considerations are furnished and discussed. Background literature is presented in the introductory chapter and scope for future work is identified via open questions in the concluding chapter.
Title: Information-theoretics based analysis of hard handoffs in mobile communications.
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Name(s): Bendett, Raymond Morris.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Neelakanta, Perambur S., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2000
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 262 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The research proposed and elaborated in this dissertation is concerned with the development of new decision algorithms for hard handoff strategies in mobile communication systems. Specifically, the research tasks envisaged include the following: (1) Use of information-theoretics based statistical distance measures as a metric for hard handoff decisions; (2) A study to evaluate the log-likelihood criterion towards decision considerations to perform the hard handoff; (3) Development of a statistical model to evaluate optimum instants of measurements of the metric used for hard handoff decision. The aforesaid objectives refer to a practical scenario in which a mobile station (MS) traveling away from a serving base station (BS-I) may suffer communications impairment due to interference and shadowing affects, especially in an urban environment. As a result, it will seek to switch over to another base station (BS-II) that facilitates a stronger signal level. This is called handoff procedure. (The hard handoff refers to the specific case in which only one base station serves the mobile at the instant of handover). Classically, the handoff decision is done on the basis of the difference between received signal strengths (RSS) from BS-I and BS-II. The algorithms developed here, in contrast, stipulate the decision criterion set by the statistical divergence and/or log-likelihood ratio that exists between the received signals. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the relative efficacy of the conventional and proposed algorithms in reference to: (i) Minimization of unnecessary handoffs ("ping-pongs"); (ii) Minimization of delay in handing over; (iii) Ease of implementation and (iv) Minimization of possible call dropouts due to ineffective handover envisaged. Simulated results with data commensurate with practical considerations are furnished and discussed. Background literature is presented in the introductory chapter and scope for future work is identified via open questions in the concluding chapter.
Identifier: 9780599747258 (isbn), 12639 (digitool), FADT12639 (IID), fau:9521 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2000.
Subject(s): Mobile communication systems
Information theory
Algorithms
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