An Adaptive Hard Handoff Algorithm for Mobile Cellular Communication Systems

  • Zhu, Huamin (Graduate School of IT & Telecommunications, Inha University) ;
  • Kwak, Kyung-Sup (Graduate School of IT & Telecommunications, Inha University)
  • Received : 2006.06.01
  • Published : 2006.10.31


In this letter, we propose an adaptive hard handoff algorithm with a dynamic hysteresis value based on the received signal strength from the serving base station, for mobile cellular communication systems. A discrete-time method is presented to evaluate handoff algorithms analytically. Performance is evaluated in terms of the average number of handoffs, the probability of link degradation, and the average handoff delay. Numerical results and simulations demonstrate that the proposed algorithm outperforms the handoff algorithm with fixed hysteresis values and the handoff algorithm using both threshold and hysteresis.