A smart decision algorithm for handover

  • Siddharth Goutam FRCRCE, MUmbai
  • Srija Unnikrishnan Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering
  • Aradhana Goutam IES Management College & Research Centre
Keywords: Vertical Handover (VHO), Vertical Handover Decision Algorithm (VHDA), Received Signal Strength (RSS)


There has been a continuous demand, of smart phone users, for high bandwidth and the least usage cost of the network. The smart phone users require high bandwidth for use of multiple mobile applications. Vertical Handover (VHO) becomes a necessity for hassle free running of these mobile applications while smart phone users are travelling. In this research paper, we present an intelligent decision algorithm for vertical handover which decide the best network among the available candidate networks. The decision is based on the calculation of the score value of the networks. The parameters considered are the cost of the usage, bandwidth and battery consumption. We have considered two networks scenario i.e.3G & Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).


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Author Biography

Aradhana Goutam, IES Management College & Research Centre

Dr. Aradhana Goutam, holds a Ph.D. in the area of Computer Science Engineering & Information Technology, from Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.P.), coupled with a Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Information Technology Degree from the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.P.).


She has experience in developing software solutions on multiple platforms. Her academics  experience spans across M.Tech. Information Technology, Mobile Computing, M.Sc. - Electronics & Communication,  Electronics, B.E. Computer Science and B.E. Information Technology . She has been associated with premier and reputed institutions like DAVV Indore, FRCRCE Mumbai and IES MCRC Mumbai.


Her 10 years of experience spans across  Teaching, Industry and Research domains. She has taught many subjects Like Project Management, Software Engineering, Mobile Computing, DBMS, JAVA, ERP, and many others. She has published 16 research papers in various International and national Journals.


Her tryst with academics as a knowledge facilitator has been for the past 8 years. Dr. Aradhana Goutam is currently associated with IES Institute of Management College and Research Centre, Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai as Assistant Professor.