Wireless Networks

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 121–129

Handover and new call blocking performance with dynamic single‐channel assignment in linear cellular arrays


  • Alexander L. Wijesinha
    • Department of Computer and Information SciencesTowson University
  • Srikanta P. Kumar
    • Advanced Network Technologies DivisionInformation Technology Laboratory
  • Deepinder P. Sidhu
    • Maryland Center for Telecommunications Research & Department of Computer Science and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019173111150

Cite this article as:
Wijesinha, A.L., Kumar, S.P. & Sidhu, D.P. Wireless Networks (2000) 6: 121. doi:10.1023/A:1019173111150


We consider dynamic assignment of a single channel in a linear cellular array, and derive closed‐form expressions for the blocking probability of handover calls and new calls in terms of the array size and traffic load assuming a Markov traffic model. Handover and new call blocking performance in the limit of large arrays and extreme traffic loads is also determined.

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