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2014 A Bio-Inspired QoS-Oriented Handover Model in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Daxin Tian, Jianshan Zhou, Honggang Qi, Yingrong Lu, Yunpeng Wang, Jian Wang, Anping He
J. Appl. Math. 2014(SI11): 1-13 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/920123


We propose a bio-inspired model for making handover decision in heterogeneous wireless networks. It is based on an extended attractor selection model, which is biologically inspired by the self-adaptability and robustness of cellular response to the changes in dynamic environments. The goal of the proposed model is to guarantee multiple terminals’ satisfaction by meeting the QoS requirements of those terminals’ applications, and this model also attempts to ensure the fairness of network resources allocation, in the meanwhile, to enable the QoS-oriented handover decision adaptive to dynamic wireless environments. Some numerical simulations are preformed to validate our proposed bio-inspired model in terms of adaptive attractor selection in different noisy environments. And the results of some other simulations prove that the proposed handover scheme can adapt terminals’ network selection to the varying wireless environment and benefits the QoS of multiple terminal applications simultaneously and automatically. Furthermore, the comparative analysis also shows that the bio-inspired model outperforms the utility function based handover decision scheme in terms of ensuring a better QoS satisfaction and a better fairness of network resources allocation in dynamic heterogeneous wireless networks.


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Daxin Tian. Jianshan Zhou. Honggang Qi. Yingrong Lu. Yunpeng Wang. Jian Wang. Anping He. "A Bio-Inspired QoS-Oriented Handover Model in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks." J. Appl. Math. 2014 (SI11) 1 - 13, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 1 October 2014

zbMATH: 07131974
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/920123

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

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