International Workshop on SON

Research Article

Handover Self-optimization Mechanism based on Velocity for Cellular Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417555,
        author={Yang Yang and Peng Yu and Wenjing Li},
        title={Handover Self-optimization Mechanism based on Velocity for Cellular Networks},
        proceedings={International Workshop on SON},
        keywords={handover margin velocity rss self-optimization},
  • Yang Yang
    Peng Yu
    Wenjing Li
    Year: 2012
    Handover Self-optimization Mechanism based on Velocity for Cellular Networks
    DOI: 10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417555
Yang Yang1,*, Peng Yu1, Wenjing Li1
  • 1: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
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Abstract—Quality of Handover (QoH) is a crucially important performance indicator for cellular networks. With the increasing requirement of users, the velocity of users should be highly valued, because it has great effect on handover process and user experience. In this paper, we propose Handover Self- optimization Mechanism based on Velocity (HSMV), a novel handover mechanism which can improve the performance: firstly, some original data should be extracted from the mobile devices and a mathematic model will be proposed to estimate the velocity of users using Received Signal Strength (RSS); secondly, the relation between handover margin (HM) and the estimated velocity is concluded based on the model, then the value of HM will be adjusted accordingly; finally, the assessment method to estimate velocity as well as tackle with some handover problems will be validated. Simulation results show that it can not only gain relatively accurate velocity but also decrease the call drop rate significantly.