Wireless Networks

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 741–753 | Cite as

Base station association schemes to reduce unnecessary handovers using location awareness in femtocell networks

  • Nak Woon Sung
  • Ngoc-Thai Pham
  • Hyunsoo Yoon
  • Sookjin Lee
  • Won Joo Hwang


In this paper, we propose a predictive scheme to generate reduced neighbor lists. In addition, we formulate a predictive association game. The game is designed to determine an optimal base station for maximum throughput and reduced handover frequency. Several simulation scenarios are set forth herein for analysis to show how our schemes improve performance in terms of throughput and handover frequency.


Association Femtocell Game theory WiMAX 



This research was funded by the KCC (Korea Communications Commission) under the IT R&D program supervised by the KCA (Korea Communications Agency) (11913-04003, Development of 5 m accuracy LBS Platform supporting AR service).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nak Woon Sung
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ngoc-Thai Pham
    • 3
  • Hyunsoo Yoon
    • 2
  • Sookjin Lee
    • 1
  • Won Joo Hwang
    • 3
  1. 1.Mobile Convergence Research DepartmentETRIDaejeonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceKAISTTaejonKorea
  3. 3.Department of Information and Communications EngineeringInje UniversityGimhae, GyungnamKorea

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