Handover-Aware Scheduling for Small-and Large-Scale VLC Networks

Mahmoud Wafik Eltokhey, Mohammad Ali Khalighi, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Volker Jungnickel

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This paper proposes handover-aware scheduling solutions for multi-cell small-and large-scale visible-light communication networks, enabling soft handover. For this, we coordinate the transmissions at the access points (APs), serving the users in different time slots based on their locations with respect to the AP coverage areas for an efficient utilization of the resources. For scenarios where coverage in large areas is needed, we additionally propose clustering solutions to decrease the handover rate. Compared with non-coordinated schemes, the proposed soft handover techniques offers improved performance in terms of user achievable throughput and link reliability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
Early online date13 Nov 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Nov 2023

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