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Call Admission Control for Mobile Agent Based Handoff in Wireless Mesh Networks



Yi Qian, Bo Rong, Kejie Lu, Michel Kadoch


Wireless mesh network (WMN) has emerged recently as a promising technology for next-generation wireless networking. In WMN, it is important to provide an efficient handoff scheme, due to the frequent user mobility. To address this issue, we propose a mobile agent (MA) based handoff approach for WMN, where each mesh client has a MA residing on its registered mesh router. To guarantee quality of service (QoS) and achieve differentiated priorities during the MA based handoff, we develop a proportional threshold based optimal access bandwidth policy for call admission control (CAC) on the mesh router, and deploy a genetic algorithm (GA) based approximation to solve it. Simulation study shows that our proposed CAC scheme has a satisfying tradeoff between differentiated priorities and statistical access bandwidth in WMN handoff environment.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IEEE ICC 2008
Conference Dates
May 19-23, 2008
Conference Location
Beijing, CH
Conference Title
IEEE ICC (International Conference on Communications)


call admission control, genetic algorithm, handoff, mobile agent, wireless mesh network


Qian, Y. , Rong, B. , Lu, K. and Kadoch, M. (2008), Call Admission Control for Mobile Agent Based Handoff in Wireless Mesh Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE ICC 2008, Beijing, CH, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created November 17, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017