Vertical handoff in next generation heterogeneous wireless networks is a multi-dimensional issue. In this article we propose a multi-dimensional adaptive SINR based vertical handoff algorithm (MASVH) which uses the combined effects of SINR, user required bandwidth, user traffic cost and utilization from participating access networks to make handoff decisions for multi-attribute QoS consideration. Simulation results confirm that the new MASVH algorithm improves the system performance in terms of higher throughput and lower dropping probability, as well as reduces the user traffic cost for accessing the integrated wireless networks.
The Suburban Ad Hoc Network (SAHN) is a cooperative ad hoc wireless mesh network. Nodes are owned and operated by end-users without reliance on central infrastructure. It provides symmetrical bandwidth allowing peer-to-peer services and distributed servers. We minimize the use of scarce unlicensed RF spectrum supported by Smart Antenna technology. RF interference in such networks and techniques and strategies to reduce it are examined. Traffic is spread across multiple frequency channels, and multiple directional beams to achieve improved spatial re-use. We focus on the control of smart antennas rather than their design. By dynamically adjusting our network topology using Smart Antennas and dynamically re-routing current communications we optimize the network for its current traffic needs.