Performance analysis of cell switching management scheme in wireless packet communications

Jongho Bang, Sirin Tekinay, Nirwan Ansari

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Third generation wireless networks carry traffic from heterogeneous sources such as voice, data, video or multimedia with a specified quality of service. Efficient traffic management schemes should be developed to provide seamless access to the wireless network. In this paper, we propose a novel cell switching (e.g., packet handoff) scheme to support QoS guarantee for downlink in EGPRS (Enhanced General Packet Radio Service) network. We define the new packets and handoff packets for each type of traffic and devise a new prioritization scheme at the buffer of the base station. We present the procedure to find the optimal thresholds satisfying the QoS requirements. Using the ON-OFF approximation method for the aggregate traffic, we compute the packet loss probability and the packet waiting time. The performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated by simulations and numerical analysis In terms of packet loss probability and pocket delay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2001
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'01 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 25 2001Nov 29 2001


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'01
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


Dive into the research topics of 'Performance analysis of cell switching management scheme in wireless packet communications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this