A Survey on Handoffs - Lessons for 60 GHz Based Wireless Systems

Date Added: Oct 2011
Format: PDF

Wireless communication is playing an important role in the people daily life since it offers flexibility and mobility. New multimedia services demand data-rates of up to hundreds of Mbps and thus higher frequency bands are being explored to support these new high data rate services. However, to support mobility, handoff is a must in many of these networks and systems. In the mean time the 60 GHz band has received much attention due to its 5 GHz of the available spectrum globally. However, the 60GHz channels face many challenges such as high attenuation and NLOS propagation.