Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. Second International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2010, Barcelona, Spain, May 10-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Multi-hop Extensions to Heterogeneous Access Network Selection

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_5,
        author={Ram\^{o}n Ag\'{y}ero and Johnny Choque and Luis Mu\`{o}oz},
        title={Multi-hop Extensions to Heterogeneous Access Network Selection},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. Second International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2010, Barcelona, Spain, May 10-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Heterogeneous Access Networks Multi-hop extensions},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_5}
    }
    
  • Ramón Agüero
    Johnny Choque
    Luis Muñoz
    Year: 2012
    Multi-hop Extensions to Heterogeneous Access Network Selection
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_5
Ramón Agüero1,*, Johnny Choque1, Luis Muñoz1
  • 1: University of Cantabria
*Contact email: ramon@tlmat.unican.es

Abstract

This paper evaluates an access selection architecture able to handle heterogeneous technologies. We establish a generic access selection algorithm, which assigns different weights to the constraints established by both the network and the terminal. In addition, we improve the traditional operation by allowing multi-hop extensions, by means of which an end-user may reach an Access Element (i.e. base station) through other nodes willing to relay traffic. The results show that the multi-hop extensions are beneficial, not only from the point of view of the end-user, but also from the perspective of the network operator, since they allow an increase on the overall network throughput.