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Handoff Performance Evaluation based on RSS Measurement and Threshold Distance

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Ali H. Abdulwahhab, Ali Abdulwahhab Mohammed, Gang Su

Ali H Abdulwahhab, Ali Abdulwahhab Mohammed and Gang Su. Handoff Performance Evaluation based on RSS Measurement and Threshold Distance. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(25):18-23, September 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Ali H. Abdulwahhab and Ali Abdulwahhab Mohammed and Gang Su},
	title = {Handoff Performance Evaluation based on RSS Measurement and Threshold Distance},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {September 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {25},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {18-23},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921630},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Handoff procedure enables the resumption of individuals’ calls or data transform without dropping the communication during moving from on base station to new station. This article presents new handoff scheme discussing the Relative Signal Strength’s (RSS) measurements, threshold distance and power of neighboring base station. The RSS threshold distance is adopted to set the handoff executing decision, and typical margin level between the reciprocal communication stations' RSS for transferring a current call into new cell. The proposed system mode has been validated by simulation experimental for the adopted parameters. The numerical simulation results show higher improvement in reducing the executing unnecessary handoffs, and decreasing the handoff’s delay and the blocking calls’ probability.


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Handoff Management, Mobile Communication, Relative Signal Strength (RSS).