About: Vertical handover is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 1634 publications have been published within this topic receiving 16661 citations. The topic is also known as: vertical handoff.
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TL;DR: An overview of the most interesting and recent vertical handover decision strategies proposed in the literature recently is given, and they are classified into five categories for which they present their main characteristics.
TL;DR: A survey of potential DSRC and cellular interworking solutions for efficient V2X communications, together with the main interworking challenges resulting from vehicle mobility, such as vertical handover and network selection issues.
Abstract: Vehicle-to-anything (V2X) communications refer to information exchange between a vehicle and various elements of the intelligent transportation system (ITS), including other vehicles, pedestrians, Internet gateways, and transport infrastructure (such as traffic lights and signs). The technology has a great potential of enabling a variety of novel applications for road safety, passenger infotainment, car manufacturer services, and vehicle traffic optimization. Today, V2X communications is based on one of two main technologies: dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and cellular networks. However, in the near future, it is not expected that a single technology can support such a variety of expected V2X applications for a large number of vehicles. Hence, interworking between DSRC and cellular network technologies for efficient V2X communications is proposed. This paper surveys potential DSRC and cellular interworking solutions for efficient V2X communications. First, we highlight the limitations of each technology in supporting V2X applications. Then, we review potential DSRC-cellular hybrid architectures, together with the main interworking challenges resulting from vehicle mobility, such as vertical handover and network selection issues. In addition, we provide an overview of the global DSRC standards, the existing V2X research and development platforms, and the V2X products already adopted and deployed in vehicles by car manufactures, as an attempt to align academic research with automotive industrial activities. Finally, we suggest some open research issues for future V2X communications based on the interworking of DSRC and cellular network technologies.
TL;DR: A comprehensive survey of the VHD algorithms designed to satisfy the required Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of the forthcoming Fourth Generation (4G) heterogeneous wireless networks is presented.
TL;DR: The proposed SCTP-based vertical handover scheme does not require the addition of components such as home/foreign agents or a SIP server to existing networks and provides a network-independent solution preferred by service providers.
Abstract: This article proposes a new method to facilitate seamless vertical handover between wide area cellular data networks such as UMTS and WLANs using the stream control transmission protocol (SCTP). The multihoming capability and dynamic address configuration extension of SCTP are applied in UMTS/WLAN overlay architecture to decrease handover delay and improve throughput performance. Unlike techniques based on mobile IP or session initiation protocol, the SCTP-based vertical handover scheme does not require the addition of components such as home/foreign agents or a SIP server to existing networks. Therefore, the proposed scheme provides a network-independent solution preferred by service providers. Performance evaluations are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
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TL;DR: The feasibility of using MPTCP for mobile/WiFi handover in the current Internet is experimentally proved and a simple but effective solution to this issue is implemented and tested.
Abstract: Mobile Operators see an unending growth of data traffic generated by their customers on their mobile data networks. As the operators start to have a hard time carrying all this traffic over 3G or 4G networks, offloading to WiFi is being considered. Multipath TCP (MPTCP) is an evolution of TCP that allows the simultaneous use of multiple interfaces for a single connection while still presenting a standard TCP socket API to the application. The protocol specification of Multipath TCP has foreseen the different building blocks to allow transparent handover from WiFi to 3G back and forth. In this paper we experimentally prove the feasibility of using MPTCP for mobile/WiFi handover in the current Internet. Our experiments run over real WiFi/3G networks and use our Linux kernel implementation of MPTCP that we enhanced to better support handover. We analyze MPTCP's energy consumption and handover performance in various operational modes. We find that MPTCP enables smooth handovers offering reasonable performance even for very demanding applications such as VoIP. Finally, our experiments showed that lost MPTCP control signals can adversely affect handover performance; we implement and test a simple but effective solution to this issue.
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