Handover algorithm based VLP using mobility prediction database for vehicular network

Arfah A. Hasbollah, Sharifah H.S. Ariffin, Nurzal E. Ghazali, K. Mohamad Yusuf, Hiroaki Morino

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This paper proposes an improved handover algorithm method for vehicle location prediction (VLP-HA) using mobility prediction database. The main advantage of this method is the mobility prediction database is based on real traffic data traces. Furthermore, the proposed method has the ability to reduce handover decision time and solve resource allocation problem. The algorithm is simple and can be computed very rapidly; thus, its implementation for a high-speed vehicle is possible. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method, QualNet simulation is carried out under different velocity scenarios. Its performance is compared with conventional handover method. The superiority of the proposed method over conventional handover method in deciding the best handover location and choosing candidate access points is highlighted by simulation. It was found that VLP-HA has clearly reduced handover delay by 45% compared to handover without VLP, give high accuracy, hence low complexity algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2477-2485
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug


  • Database
  • Handover algorithm
  • Handover delay
  • Mobility prediction
  • Vehicular network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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