Handover management in dense cellular networks: A stochastic geometry approach

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622555
Title:
Handover management in dense cellular networks: A stochastic geometry approach
Authors:
Arshad, Rabe; Elsawy, Hesham ( 0000-0003-4201-6126 ) ; Sorour, Sameh; Al-Naffouri, Tareq Y. ( 0000-0003-2843-5084 ) ; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Cellular operators are continuously densifying their networks to cope with the ever-increasing capacity demand. Furthermore, an extreme densification phase for cellular networks is foreseen to fulfill the ambitious fifth generation (5G) performance requirements. Network densification improves spectrum utilization and network capacity by shrinking base stations' (BSs) footprints and reusing the same spectrum more frequently over the spatial domain. However, network densification also increases the handover (HO) rate, which may diminish the capacity gains for mobile users due to HO delays. In highly dense 5G cellular networks, HO delays may neutralize or even negate the gains offered by network densification. In this paper, we present an analytical paradigm, based on stochastic geometry, to quantify the effect of HO delay on the average user rate in cellular networks. To this end, we propose a flexible handover scheme to reduce HO delay in case of highly dense cellular networks. This scheme allows skipping the HO procedure with some BSs along users' trajectories. The performance evaluation and testing of this scheme for only single HO skipping shows considerable gains in many practical scenarios. © 2016 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program
Citation:
Arshad R, ElSawy H, Sorour S, Al-Naffouri TY, Alouini M-S (2016) Handover management in dense cellular networks: A stochastic geometry approach. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2016.7510709.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Conference/Event name:
2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016
Issue Date:
26-Jul-2016
DOI:
10.1109/ICC.2016.7510709
Type:
Conference Paper
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7510709/
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Conference Papers; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorArshad, Rabeen
dc.contributor.authorElsawy, Heshamen
dc.contributor.authorSorour, Samehen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-02T09:55:30Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-02T09:55:30Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-26en
dc.identifier.citationArshad R, ElSawy H, Sorour S, Al-Naffouri TY, Alouini M-S (2016) Handover management in dense cellular networks: A stochastic geometry approach. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2016.7510709.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICC.2016.7510709en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622555-
dc.description.abstractCellular operators are continuously densifying their networks to cope with the ever-increasing capacity demand. Furthermore, an extreme densification phase for cellular networks is foreseen to fulfill the ambitious fifth generation (5G) performance requirements. Network densification improves spectrum utilization and network capacity by shrinking base stations' (BSs) footprints and reusing the same spectrum more frequently over the spatial domain. However, network densification also increases the handover (HO) rate, which may diminish the capacity gains for mobile users due to HO delays. In highly dense 5G cellular networks, HO delays may neutralize or even negate the gains offered by network densification. In this paper, we present an analytical paradigm, based on stochastic geometry, to quantify the effect of HO delay on the average user rate in cellular networks. To this end, we propose a flexible handover scheme to reduce HO delay in case of highly dense cellular networks. This scheme allows skipping the HO procedure with some BSs along users' trajectories. The performance evaluation and testing of this scheme for only single HO skipping shows considerable gains in many practical scenarios. © 2016 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7510709/en
dc.subjectDense Cellular Networksen
dc.subjectHandover Managementen
dc.subjectStochastic Geometryen
dc.titleHandover management in dense cellular networks: A stochastic geometry approachen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journal2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)en
dc.conference.date2016-05-22 to 2016-05-27en
dc.conference.name2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016en
dc.conference.locationKuala Lumpur, MYSen
dc.contributor.institutionElectrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabiaen
kaust.authorElsawy, Heshamen
kaust.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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