Dynamic dwell timer for vertical handover in VLC-WLAN heterogeneous networks

  title={Dynamic dwell timer for vertical handover in VLC-WLAN heterogeneous networks},
  author={Ruiqi Liu and Chao Zhang},
  journal={2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)},
  • Ruiqi Liu, Chao Zhang
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Computer Science, Business
  • 2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)
The visible light communication (VLC) and wireless LAN (WLAN) heterogeneous network is considered as a highly competitive candidate for the next generation indoor wireless communication. VLC can provide high data rate as downlink mechanism while WLAN supports reliable connectivity and covers uplink needs. In such heterogeneous systems, vertical handover (VHO) is critical for the system reliability and performance. This paper proposes an improved design of the dwell timer used in VHO process by… 

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