Convergence in the calculation of the handoff arrival rate: A log-time iterative algorithm

Dilip Sarkar, Theodore Jewell, S. Ramakrishnan

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Modeling to study the performance of wireless networks in recentyears has produced sets of nonlinear equations with interrelatedparameters. Because these nonlinear equations have no closed-formsolution, the numerical values of the parameters are calculated byiterative algorithms. In a Markov chain model of a wirelesscellular network, one commonly used expression for calculating thehandoff arrival rate can lead to a sequence of oscillatingiterative values that fail to converge. We present an algorithmthat generates a monotonic sequence, and we prove that themonotonic sequence always converges. Lastly, we give a furtheralgorithm that converges logarithmically, thereby permitting thehandoff arrival rate to be calculated very quickly to any desireddegree of accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalEurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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