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Mobility Management in Small Cell Networks

Mahbas, Ali and Zhu, Huiling and Wang, Jiangzhou (2018) Mobility Management in Small Cell Networks. In: GLOBECOM 2017 - 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference. IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5090-5020-8. E-ISBN 978-1-5090-5019-2. (doi:10.1109/GLOCOM.2017.8254570) (KAR id:63333)

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Abstract

The cell sojourn time and the handoff rate are considered as the main parameters in the mobility management of the cellular systems. In this paper, we address the mobility management in a two-tier heterogeneous network (HetNet) and propose a framework to study the impact of different system parameters on the handoff rate and the small cell sojourn time. In the proposed framework, the overlapping coverage among the small cells and the number of overlaps on the path of a reference user equipment (UE) are derived to obtain the actual time that the reference UE spends in each small cell during its movement from the starting point to the destination point. The results show the accuracy of the analysis in this paper in comparison to the analysis when ignoring the impact of the overlaps. The results also show the importance of considering the overlaps among the small cells in dense HetNets.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2017.8254570
Uncontrolled keywords: mobile radio mobility management; microcell networks; numerical models; quality of service; propagation losses; shape; simulation
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Jiangzhou Wang
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2017 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63333 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wang, Jiangzhou: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0881-3594
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