A wireless access network based on WDM-PON for HMIPv6 mobility support

Sungkuen Lee, Youchan Jeon, Taehyung Lim, Kyounghee Lee, Jinwoo Park

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In this paper, an IP-based wireless access network is proposed, which is designed to support the hierarchical MIPv6 standard on the wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network access network in order to provide a fast and seamless handoff support. Two schemes for enhancing the mobility management are included in the proposed network's infrastructure support. Firstly, the local-link channels between sub-networks are provided to improve the mobility management efficiency for the mobile nodes roaming between neighboring sub-networks. Secondly, the early route optimization scheme has been applied, which optimizes the mobility management process between the corresponding node and the home agent (HA), resulting in reduced bandwidth waste and long end-to-end packet delays, as well as lowering the heavy burden on the HA. The performance of the proposed mobility management scheme has been evaluated in terms of handoff delays, packet losses and transmission costs. The superior performance of the proposed scheme has been verified and compared to other schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1722
Number of pages16
JournalWireless Networks
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments This work was partly supported by the IT R&D program of MKE/IITA [2008-F015-02, Research on Ubiquitous Mobility Management Methods for Higher Service Availability] and partly supported by the IT R&D program of MKE/IITA [2008-S-006-02, Development of Open-IPTV (IPTV2.0) Technologies for Wired and Wireless Networks].


  • Handoff
  • Hierarchical mobile IPv6 (HMIPv6)
  • Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6)
  • Passive optical network (PON)
  • Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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