Performance of Hard Handover in 5G Heterogeneous Networks

Sultan, Jamil and Mohsen, Mubarak S. and Al-Thobhani, Nashwan S. and A. Jabbar, Waheb (2021) Performance of Hard Handover in 5G Heterogeneous Networks. In: 2021 1st International Conference on Emerging Smart Technologies and Applications (eSmarTA), 10th - 12th August 2021, Sana'a, Yemen.

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To satisfy the high data demands in future cellular networks, an ultra-densification approach is introduced to shrink the coverage of base station (BS) and improve the frequency reuse. In an ultra-densification approach, small cells such as relay node (RN), micro, pico and femto base stations (BSs) are deployed to the network of macro cells in the same geographic region, forming HetNet. HetNets introduce some notable challenges like inter-cell-interference-coordination (ICIC), mobility management and backhaul provisioning. In this paper, we investigate the performance of the hard handover (HHO) in 5G HetNets. The performance metrics are the total number of handovers and the outage probability. Simulation results show that the average outage probability is decreased in HetNet scenario compared the macro only scenario. However, this improvement comes at the expense of increase number of handovers

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number:
30 May 2021Accepted
23 August 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Measurement, Cellular networks, Base stations, 5G mobile communication, Simulation, Probability, Handover
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-08 - electrical and electronic engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Engineering
Depositing User: Waheb Abdullah
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2023 11:35
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:10

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