Signal-based evaluation of handoff algorithms

Malka N. Halgamuge, Hai Le Vu, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao, Moshe Zukerman

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We propose a new framework, based on signal quality, for performance evaluation and comparison between existing handoff algorithms. It includes new call quality measures and an off-line cluster-based computationally-simple heuristic algorithm to find a near optimal handoff sequence used as a benchmark. We then compare existing handoff algorithms and identify the trade-off between signal quality and number of handoffs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-792
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular networks
  • Handoff
  • Handover
  • Performance evaluation
  • Signal quality
  • Wireless

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