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Cooperative handoff in wireless networks

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Cooperative handoff in wireless networks
—In 802.11-based wireless networks the stations (STAs) are associated with the available access points (APs) and communicate through them. In traditional handoff schemes the STAs get information about the active APs in their neighborhood by scanning the available channels and listen to transmitted beacons. This paper proposes a 802.11k compliant framework for cooperative handoff where the STAs are informed about the active APs by exchanging information with neighboring STAs. In this way we minimize the delay of the scanning procedure. We evaluate the performance of our mechanisms through simulations and we show that when our cooperative framework is applied the network performance is significantly improved. Consequently, our system is more capable in meeting the needs of QoS-sensitive applications.
George Athanasiou, Thanasis Korakis, Leandros Tass
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where PIMRC
Authors George Athanasiou, Thanasis Korakis, Leandros Tassiulas
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