Performance analysis of a cross-layer handoff ordering scheme in wireless networks

Pochiang Lin, Tsungnan Lin*, Chiapin Wang

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In this paper we propose a cross-layer handoff ordering scheme. The frame success rate (FSR) is adopted as the basis of prioritization. Different quality of service (QoS) requirements of various applications would result in different FSR requirements. In order to indicate how critical a handoff request is, both the FSR requirement from the application layer and the FSR measurement from the medium access control layer are taken into consideration in the proposed scheme. The prioritization of handoff requests follows the most-critical-first policy. Performance analysis shows that the proposed scheme effectively reduces the forced termination probabilities. Under the same forced termination probability requirements, it could provide 1.95% to 11.13% more arrival calls compared to previous works.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4723319
Pages (from-to)5166-5171
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Cross-layer approach
  • Handoff ordering
  • Networks.
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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