Mobility

Design and Simulation of Vertical Handover Algorithm for Vehicular Communication

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Executive Summary

This paper is to design and simulate a novel handover algorithm in heterogeneous radio network for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to solve decision problem in multiple constraint environment. The user preferences are taken into consideration in this algorithm. A case study is illustrated to demonstrate the effectiveness of this model. Several network contexts like Received Signal Strength (RSS), initial delay for connection establishment, network traffic load and bandwidth offered, service context like usage cost, user contexts like type of application and terminal context like speed of the vehicle are considered as different attributes of this algorithm.

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