Mobility

Handoff Optimization for Wireless and Mobile Networks Using Fuzzy Logic

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Executive Summary

The most important issue in Personal Communication Services (PCS) is the mobility management. And the efficiency of this PCS system is dependent on the maintenance of a reliable and optimal radio link between the mobile user and the fixed system. When the mobile user moves out of his coverage area, handoff is required to enjoy continuation of services. In this paper, a handoff algorithm termed as Fuzzy controller for Handoff Optimization (FCHO) is introduced based upon fuzzy logic. Traditional algorithms for handoff using fixed values of parameters can perform well only in specific environment but FCHO exploits attractive features of several existing algorithms, and adds more capabilities to provide adaptation to the dynamic environment.

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