Locally optimal soft handoff algorithm

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The performance of soft handoff algorithms is studied in terms of the tradeoff between three metrics: rate of handoffs, mean Active Set size and link quality. A Locally Optimal (LO) handoff algorithm is derived as an approximation to the optimal handoff algorithm. The LO algorithm is shown to yield a significantly better tradeoff than the static threshold handoff algorithm. A simple dynamic threshold handoff algorithm is shown to be an approximation to the LO algorithm, and result in performance only slightly inferior to the LO algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1450-1454
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventVTC2000: 51st Vehicular Technology Conference 'Shaping History Through Mobile Technologies' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: May 15 2000May 18 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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