Reducing the Frequent Switch Over between the Base Stations through Continuous Analysis of Signal Strength


  • M. R. Regitha Department of Computer Science, Sacred Heart College, Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Varghese Paul Department of Information Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India


Signal Strength, Handoff, Quality of Signal, Ping-pong effect, Threshold, Hysteresis, Dwell Time


As the increase in the number of mobiles and mobile networks, the existing standards and technologies face several issues and challenges. In the mobility management of cellular networks, HO is the important parameter on which these issues and challenges affect drastically. Several research papers have proposed many ideas and schemes to reduce HO latency. As the increase in the number new technologies and networks, the existing ideas are no longer supported efficiently. So a continuous analysis on handover (HO) procedure is required. Signal strength (SS) and quality of service (QoS) are measured at particular time intervals in cellular networks. Results show that the highest value of signal strength has the best quality of service. In this paper, a continuous analysis on signal strength received by the mobile station (MS) is used to monitor the HO process to reduce the HO delay. In this analysis, the parameters user movement pattern, topological position, signal strength and time are used which will be helpful to forecast the HO in advance. Using HO forecast minimum number of frequent switch over between the base stations (BSs) reduces the HO latency in mobile networks.


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