Date Added: Mar 2011
Existing wireless networks aim to provide information communication services between mobile nodes. As a mobile node move between different radio networks, a handover process is needed to change its point of attachment to the predicted radio network. Since traditional (based on one metric Received Signal Strength Indicator) predictions of handover decisions do not perform well, it is a pressing need to develop an intelligent approach to predict the handover decision process, thus yielding seamless handovers. To this end, in this paper, the authors propose a Mobility and Signal Strength-Aware Hand-off Decision (MSSHD) approach to predict the handover decision in wireless networks.