A new handover mechanism for IEEE 802.16e wireless networks

Hossam Fattah, Hussein Alnuweiri

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Abstract

Supporting mobility is both promising and challenging feature of the emerging IEEE 802.16e wireless networks, commonly known as WiMAX. Although the IEEE has released an amendment to the original IEEE 802.16 standard in which mobility and handover are added as basic capabilities, the amended standard (IEEE 802.16e) defines only a frame work without providing specific methods or algorithm for handover that can be deployed in mobile stations to enable them to switch seamlessly from one base station to another. In this paper, we propose a new handover algorithm for deployment in 802.11e-* capable stations. The algorithm takes into consideration the main important aspects of IEEE 802.16 operation such as ranging, authorization, and registration. A special capability built into the proposed algorithm is service-flows awareness, i.e. the algorithm tries to minimize the the time spent in handover based on the service flows running at the mobile station. Analysis of the proposed algorithm shows that handover time can be reduced by several folds by taking advantage of different capabilities provided by the standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Pages661-665
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2008 - Crete, Greece
Duration: 6 Aug 20088 Aug 2008

Other

OtherInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2008
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period6/8/088/8/08

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Keywords

  • Handover
  • IEEE 802.16e
  • Mobility
  • WiMAX
  • Wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fattah, H., & Alnuweiri, H. (2008). A new handover mechanism for IEEE 802.16e wireless networks. In IWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (pp. 661-665). [4600013] https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2008.114

A new handover mechanism for IEEE 802.16e wireless networks. / Fattah, Hossam; Alnuweiri, Hussein.

IWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. 2008. p. 661-665 4600013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fattah, H & Alnuweiri, H 2008, A new handover mechanism for IEEE 802.16e wireless networks. in IWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference., 4600013, pp. 661-665, International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2008, Crete, Greece, 6/8/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2008.114
Fattah H, Alnuweiri H. A new handover mechanism for IEEE 802.16e wireless networks. In IWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. 2008. p. 661-665. 4600013 https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2008.114
Fattah, Hossam ; Alnuweiri, Hussein. / A new handover mechanism for IEEE 802.16e wireless networks. IWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. 2008. pp. 661-665
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