Which of the following is associated with the handoff in first generation analog cellular systems?

Question: Which of the following is associated with the handoff in first generation analog cellular systems?

A  Breathing cell

B   Locator receiver

C   MAHO

D  Cell dragging

Answer:   Locator receiver 

Locator Receiver      Description
Definition A “Locator receiver” is a component or system used in early cellular networks to assist in the handoff process.
Purpose The primary purpose of a locator receiver is to determine the signal strength and quality of neighboring cells.
Handoff Process It plays a crucial role in the handoff process by providing information about the suitability of neighboring cells for transferring an ongoing call or data session from one cell to another.
Data Collection Locator receivers continuously collect data regarding signal parameters, such as received signal strength and interference levels, from adjacent cells.
Signal Evaluation The data collected by the locator receiver is evaluated to determine the best candidate cell for handoff based on criteria like signal strength and quality.
Early Cellular Systems Locator receivers were more commonly used in early analog cellular systems to ensure smooth transitions of mobile devices between cells.
Modern Networks In modern digital cellular networks, advanced handoff mechanisms have largely replaced the need for dedicated locator receivers.
Improved Handoffs Despite becoming less common, the concept of locator receivers contributed to the development of more efficient handoff techniques in cellular technology.