A Kernel Methods Approach to Reducing Handover Occurrences Within LTE

Provided by: University of Stirling
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
This paper presents a kernel-based approach to indoor-outdoor handover management for 4G femtocells. It is a necessary but difficult task to perform seamless handover from indoor femtocells to outdoor macrocells whilst maintaining call continuity. This paper describes a machine learning algorithm to operate in conjunction with 4G handover triggering mechanisms to reduce the rate of unnecessary handovers between femtocells and macrocells. The results of this algorithm show that handovers can be reduced by 65% by detecting where unnecessary handovers are likely to occur and minimising them.

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