Seamless Dual-Link Handover Scheme in Broadband Wireless Communication Systems for High-Speed Rail

Due to frequent handovers in broadband wireless communications in high-speed rail, communication interruption during handover could seriously degrade the experiences of passengers on the train. Aiming to reduce the interruption time, this paper proposes a seamless handover scheme based on a dual-layer and dual-link system architecture, where a Train Relay Station is employed to execute handover for all users in a train and two antennas are mounted at the front and rear of a train. In the proposed scheme, the front antenna executes handover while the rear antenna is still communicating with BS, so that the communication can keep non-interruptive throughout the handover.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: May 2012 Format: PDF

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