Traffic aware cell selection algorithm for Tetra Trunk based professional mobile radio

  • Berna ÖzbekEmail author
  • Azad Karataş
  • Erinç Deniz Bardak
  • İlker Sönmez


Load balancing and traffic management are the critical needs in cell selection decision for a better and seamless communication demands in professional mobile radios. For the cases where cell selection algorithms do not consider the traffic load, there may be call drops due to the congestion in networks or longer call setup times for the users. These undesired consequences can cause dramatic quality degradation especially for the emergency cases or public safety services. In this paper, we propose two algorithms for Tetra Trunk based professional mobile radios by considering both traffic load and received signal strength indication (RSSI) in order to reduce the significant delays while establishing transmissions. The proposed full set cell selection algorithm is prioritized to reduce the call setup time for the mobile users and the proposed reduced set cell selection algorithm is focused on minimizing the number of RSSI measurements which causes significant delay in practical professional mobile radio. We illustrate the performance results in terms of delay for Tetra Trunk based professional mobile radio.


Tetra Trunk Professional mobile radio Cell selection algorithm Traffic aware 



This work has been supported by Republic Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology under SAN-TEZ 0686.STZ.2014 Programme.

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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineeringİzmir Institute of TechnologyIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.ASELSAN A.Ş.AnkaraTurkey

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