Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. First International EAI Conference, AFRICATEK 2017, Marrakech, Morocco, March 27-28, 2017 Proceedings

Research Article

Mixed Method: An Aggregated Method for Handover Decision in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_2,
        author={Saida Driouache and Najib Naja and Abdellah Jamali},
        title={Mixed Method: An Aggregated Method for Handover Decision in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks},
        proceedings={Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. First International EAI Conference, AFRICATEK 2017, Marrakech, Morocco, March 27-28, 2017 Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICATEK},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={Heterogeneous networks Seamless handover QoS},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_2}
    }
    
  • Saida Driouache
    Najib Naja
    Abdellah Jamali
    Year: 2017
    Mixed Method: An Aggregated Method for Handover Decision in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
    AFRICATEK
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_2
Saida Driouache1,*, Najib Naja1,*, Abdellah Jamali,*
  • 1: INPT
*Contact email: driouache@inpt.ac.ma, naja@inpt.ac.ma, abdellah.jamali@uhp.ac.ma

Abstract

The next generation of wireless networks is marked by a variety of access networks. A mobile user desires to run a service seamlessly regardless of his access network. This makes the continuity of service during handover and QoS relevant issues to deal with. In this context, Media Independent Handover (MIH) standard was developed to facilitate the interworking between IEEE and non-IEEE Access technologies. This paper suggests an aggregated method for the best access network selection. This method combines Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) and VIse Kriterijumska Optimizacija kompromisno Resenja (VIKOR) decision algorithms together with Shannon entropy to assign handover criteria weights. Entropy is an adequate tool to weigh up the handover criteria. Compared with TOPSIS and VIKOR, mixed method performs better in terms of handovers number, packet loss rate, end to end delay, and throughput. Simulations are realized within the scope of MIH using NS3 simulator.