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Title: Incorporating Digital Repeaters into the Soft Handover Standard in Digital Video Broadcasting Handheld
Authors: Yang, X D
Song, Y H
Owens, T J
Cosmas, J
Itagaki, T
Keywords: DVB-H
Handover
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: X.D. Yang, Y.H. Song, T.J. Owens, J., Cosmas, and T. Itagaki, 2006, “Incorporating Digital Repeaters into the Soft Handover Standard in Digital Video Broadcasting Handheld”, International Journal of Services and Standards, Vol.2, No.3, pp.238-256
Abstract: Digital Video Broadcasting for Handhelds (DVB-H) is a standard for broadcasting IP data services to portable devices. Handover in unidirectional broadcast networks is a novel issue introduced by this technology. This paper proposes and analyses the Repeater Aided Soft Handover (RA_handover) algorithm for a DVB-H receiver with MIMO antennas and presents the benefits of implementing RA_handover compared with a handover process without repeaters. For network planning and optimisation purposes simulation models are developed to analyse the RA_handover approach. It is shown that RA_handover could greatly improve the quality of service and consume much less front-end battery power than a handover method without repeaters. In addition, the cost introduced by the algorithm is briefly estimated. In conclusion, curves are given that show the relationship between quality of service and consumed battery power, which provide further support for including RA_handover in the DVB-H soft handover standard. The paper provides valuable outcomes for service providers and standard policy makers.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1523
ISSN: 1740-8857
htpp://dx.doi.org/10.1504/..009756
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