Investigation of an Analytical Model Based on Resource Factor for Vertical Handoffs
In order to optimize the utilization of limited resources, the operators have already addressed to deploy their services in heterogeneous networks integrated different Radio Access Technologies (RAT), e.g. WLAN/WiMAX/WCDMA. Vertical HandOffs (VHO) as a key problem should be overcome while mobile users are moving in heterogeneous networks. In existing works, resource assignment depends on the packet's size, which is usually defined a fix length. This paper proposes an analytical model for evaluating the VHO performance. In the model, resources are proportionally assigned to Real-time Services (RS) and to Non Real-time Services (NRS) by a resource factor m, which can be defined as any value.