An adaptive fuzzy handover triggering approach for Long-Term Evolution network

Chiew Foong Kwong, Teong Chee Chuah, Su Wei Tan, Ayyoub Akbari-Moghanjoughi

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To cope with the increasing demand for efficient data delivery, self-organizing networks have been introduced in the Long Term Evolution (LTE) system to provide autonomous and flexible mobility management. The existing handover triggering scheme for LTE is not flexible enough to incorporate new performance metrics, and it introduces handover latency. There are studies on non-conventional handoff algorithms for LTE applications, for instance, the fuzzy logic approach. However, the fuzzy logic approach needs regular manual tuning to constantly produce optimal output. In this paper, we address this issue by proposing an adaptive fuzzy logic-based handoff decision algorithm, which can cope with environmental changes and improve efficiency by reducing human intervention. Performance results show that the proposed algorithm can reduce unnecessary handovers by about 20% compared with the fuzzy logic and conventional LTE handover triggering scheme, leading to reduced packet loss rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-45
Number of pages16
JournalExpert Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • artificial intelligence
  • expert system < system
  • fuzzy system < system
  • knowledge base < system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence


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