A survey of network coverage prediction mechanisms in 4G heterogeneous wireless networks.

Shaikh, Fatema and Mapp, Glenford E. and Lasebae, Aboubaker (2011) A survey of network coverage prediction mechanisms in 4G heterogeneous wireless networks. In: First Global Conference on Communication, Science and Information Engineering (CCSIE 2011), 25 - 27 July 2011, Middlesex University.

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Abstract

Seamless connectivity in 4G wireless networks requires the development of intelligent proactive mechanisms for efficiently predicting vertical handovers. Random device mobility patterns further increase the complexity of the handover process. Geographical topologies such as indoor and outdoor environments also exert additional constraints on network coverage and device mobility. The ability of a device to acquire refined knowledge about surrounding network coverage can significantly affect the performance of vertical handover prediction and QoS management mechanisms. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of research work conducted in the area of 4G wireless network coverage prediction for the optimisation of vertical handovers. It discusses different coverage prediction approaches and analyses their ability to accurately predict network coverage.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
ID Code:8121
Permissions granted by publisher:Author's copy. The conference proceedings will be published as a co-edited book with an ISBN number of 9780955625459 by Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.
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