Date Added: Apr 2012
A properly designed handoff algorithm is essential in reducing the connection quality deterioration when a mobile node moves across the cell boundaries. Therefore, to improve communication quality, the authors identified three goals in their paper. The first goal is to minimize unnecessary handovers and increase communication quality by reducing misrepresentations of RSSI readings due to multipath and shadow effect with the use of additional parameters. The second goal is to control the handover decisions depending on the users' mobility by utilizing location factors as one of the input parameters in a fuzzy logic handover algorithm.