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.
- IEEE 802.16e
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering