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, We highly believe that 60 GHz wireless technology is an ideal candidate to be the future high-speed WLAN standard for home networks thanks to its unique characteristics. In this paper, we review and present the main aspects of the 60 GHz radio regarding future home networks. We introduce the fundamental challenges with the research issues and the(More)
In this paper we introduce and examine via simulations, a Markov Decision Process (MDP) based approach for vertical handover decision-making. We consider here the case of a heterogeneous network environment where both the legacy WLAN and the novel line-of-sight (LOS)-dependent 60GHz radio systems are deployed to support indoor high quality multi-media(More)
The newer context-aware applications require many inputs and amongst them the location information is one of the most important. In the near future, we see the potential in using wireless sensors deployed inside buildings to support in generating the location information besides their other routine tasks. This paper records the efforts involved in designing(More)
— With the increase in the capacity of mobile communication devices, it is but natural to expect that these devices would work ubiquitously anywhere anytime to offer high data rate support. Recently 60 GHz frequency band has been identified as an obvious choice for the high data rate indoor communications. However, as the 60GHz radio system relies on(More)
Wireless communication network is evolving towards more heterogeneous with rapid emergence of new radio technologies. 60GHz radio relying on line-of-sight (LOS) transmission is one of the promising solutions to support in-door high quality multimedia applications. Due to the vulnerable nature of LOS links, <i>vertical handover</i>, by switching the mobile(More)
In this paper, we investigate Decision Theory (DT) and Markov Decision Process (MDP) based approaches for vertical handover decision making in in-home networks. Here, we consider a heterogeneous network environment with both legacy WLAN and novel line-of-sight (LOS)-dependent 60 GHz radio systems deployed in home to support high quality multimedia(More)