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학술대회 Smart Scanning for Mobile Devices in WLANs
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이수영, 김명철, 강성원, 이경희, 정일구
International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2012, pp.4960-4964
12PI2900, 고화질 영상 서비스 지원을 위한 컴퓨팅 내재형 미디어 융합 전달 시스템 기술개발, 이순석
A recent proliferation of mobile devices led to immense deployment of WLAN access points (APs). IEEE 802.11 mobile devices periodically perform active background scanning to discover available APs in the vicinity. However, this periodic active scanning imposes unnecessary overhead in a static WLAN environment. This paper addresses this scanning overhead issue of mobile devices in IEEE 802.11 WLANs and proposes a smart scanning method using a motion sensor. Our scheme scans channels only if the signal strength from the associated AP becomes below a specified threshold and a mobile device is moving. The smart scanning suppresses unnecessary periodic background scans. We implemented the smart scanning in a commercial smartphone and evaluated its performance in a real indoor WLAN environment. The experimental and simulation results show that the smart scanning can significantly reduce the scanning overhead, the number of unnecessary handoffs and force disconnections. © 2012 IEEE.
IEEE 802.11 WLAN, motion sensor, scanning
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Access point, Active Scanning, IEEE 802.11 WLAN, Indoor WLAN, Mobile devices, Motion sensor, Scanning method, Signal Strength, simulation results