Selective scanning scheme for femtocells in IEEE 802.16e systems

Shin Hun Kang, Jinwoo Park, Jae Hyun Kim

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Femtocell is considered a promising solution for indoor service enhancement in IEEE 802.16e cellular systems. However, the scanning scheme of IEEE 802.16e is not suitable for direct use in scanning femtocells in terms of efficiency and scan duration. In this paper, we propose an efficient scanning scheme for femtocells in IEEE 802.16e systems. The proposed scheme can achieve a lower scanning overhead by reducing the number of femtocells needed to be scanned. Numerical results show that the proposed scanning scheme can reduce the control message overhead and the scan duration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2382-2385
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug


  • Femtocell
  • Handover
  • IEEE 802.16e
  • Scanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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