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An Architecture and Communication Protocol for Picocellular Networks

Rohit Ghai and Suresh Singh

One-line summary: As cell size decreases, the number of handoffs and therefore handoff overhead within a wireless picocellular networks increases; a method for reducing handoff overhead and buffer space required using multicast groups and mobile trajectory prediction is described, as well as a network architecture that supports this technique.

Overview/Main Points


Handoff latency and overhead is a serious issue in picocellular (and even microcellular) wireless networks. The multicast group approach is well-known and has been demonstrated to work.


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