A Study on the Effect of Different Velocities on the Handover Delay in WiMAX Systems

(*) Corresponding author

Authors' affiliations

DOI's assignment:
the author of the article can submit here a request for assignment of a DOI number to this resource!
Cost of the service: euros 10,00 (for a DOI)


Mobile WiMAX is a wireless networking system based on the IEEE 802.16e standard. Currently, mobile WiMAX has a long handover delay that contributes to the overall end-to-end communication delay. Since the data transmission should be paused during the hard handover process, it causes handover delay in mobile communication. The handover delay makes severe degradation in system performance when implemented in real-time applications such as IPTV and VoIP. However, serving a large number of Mobile Stations (MS) in practice requires an efficient handover scheme which guarantees lower level of the handover delay, particularly within the mobility in the coverage area. Many factors are affecting the performance of the handover delay. In this paper, the study has been done on location management area based multimedia and multicast/broadcast handover and the modifying different velocity levels of Mobile WiMAX, by comparing the number of Cells and the size in the location area have shown how all these parameters within the simulation logarithm can affect the handover delay.
Copyright © 2013 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


Mobile WiMAX; Handover; Handover Delay; Velocity; Packet Loss; Target BS; Multimedia; Multicast

Full Text:



X. Zhang, J. G. Castellanos, and A. T. Campbell, P-MIP: Paging Extensions for Mobile IP, Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 127–141, 2002.

"IEEE Std 802.16e-2005", IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks, Part 16: Air Interface for Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems Amendment 2: Physical and Medium Access Control Layers for Combined Fixed and Mobile Operation in Licensed Bands, 2005.

Gray, Doug, Mobile WiMAX–Part II: A Comparative Analysis, WiMAX Forum, 2006.

J.H. Lee,T. Kwon, Y. Choi, S. Pack, Location Management Area Based MBS Handover in Mobile WiMAX Systems., 3rd International Conference on Communication Systems Software and Middleware and Workshops, 2008. PP 341 - 348, 2008.

Y. Xiao, Y. Pan, and J. Li, Design and Analysis of Location Management for 3G Cellular Networks, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 339–349, 2004.

W. Wang, and I. F. Akylidiz, A Cost-Efficient Signaling Protocol for Mobility Application Part (MAP) in IMT-2000 Systems, in Proc. ACM Mobicom 2001, pp. 345–355, 2001.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to info@praiseworthyprize.com
Copyright © 2005-2024 Praise Worthy Prize