Proposal of heterogeneous wireless communication network with soft handover in application layer: Feasibility study based on field trial results

S. Kameda, H. Oguma, N. Izuka, F. Yamagata, Y. Asano, Y. Yamazaki, S. Tanifuji, N. Suematsu, T. Takagi, K. Tsubouchi

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Abstract

This paper proposes a heterogeneous wireless communication network with soft handover in the application layer. The proposed network requires no upgrades of wireless infrastructure and mobile terminals to evolve the present homogeneous networks to the proposed heterogeneous network. Only installing application programs on the content server side and the mobile terminal side is required. The performance of the proposed network has been evaluated in a field trial using a mobile broadband wireless access (MBWA) air interface with wide coverage and a wireless local area network (WLAN) air interface with high throughput. The field trial results show that the maximum value of the handover outage time is only 170 ms. The proposed heterogeneous wireless communication network is promising since both high throughput and wide coverage area are attained by a combination of the proposed handover scheme with the present homogeneous wireless networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2011
Pages211-215
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2011 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2011 Jun 12011 Jun 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2011

Other

Other2011 6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2011
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period11/6/111/6/3

Keywords

  • Handover
  • Heterogeneous Wireless Communication Networks
  • MBWA
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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