Proceedings of the 2015 Joint International Mechanical, Electronic and Information Technology Conference

A Power-Optimized Handover strategy in Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Networks

Authors
Huiping Xu, Jinchun Gao, Hefei Hu, Dongming Yuan, Jing Ran
Corresponding Author
Huiping Xu
Available Online December 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jimet-15.2015.58How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Satellites Power-optimized Markov decision process (SPO-MDP); Handover Strategy; Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Networks (HSTNs)
Abstract

Satellite communications provide large-scale coverage, so they can be integrated with terrestrial networks to implement a global wireless system, namely HSTNs. However, the network resources of satellite systems, such as the bandwidth and power, are extremely limited. This paper proposes a handoff strategy to minimize the power consumption of satellite systems required in serving a traffic flow in a hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial system, while guaranteeing the user QoS. It first established a speed-sensing based handoff model integrated with both horizontal and vertical handoff. To further minimize the power consumption, an improved Markov decision algorithm for vertical handover, namely SPO-MDP, is brought up. Simulation results show that the proposed model and scheme can lead to a lower power consumption and fewer handoff times in satellite systems compared to several existing schemes and meanwhile keeps the call drop rate at a respectively low level.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 Joint International Mechanical, Electronic and Information Technology Conference
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
December 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-129-2
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jimet-15.2015.58How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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