Network-initiated fast handover scheme using virtual connection over all-IP-based wireless systems

Sung Ho Kim, Jae Joon Cho, Yong Kim, Sunshin An

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Most of mobility protocols use mobile host (MH)-initiated schemes. However they may cause excessive signaling traffic and long latency for packet delivery. We propose cross-layer, i.e., layer-2 (L2) and layer-3 (L3), handover mechanism with network-initiated handover. It makes virtual connection between the home agent (HA) and the next neighboring Access Control Routers (ACRs), called candidate ACRs, which the MH is predicted to be attached to, with information such as required bandwidth, Quality-of-Service (QoS), and estimated handover delay. Proposed scheme searches candidate ACRs using predicted traveling distance of MH for L3 handover and makes virtual connection prior to L2 handover. In this paper, our goals are to decrease packet loss rate and packet delivery latency which occur due to frequent handover over all-IP-based wireless systems. We have evaluated the performance of our scheme through a series of simulations using the Network Simulator 2 (ns-2).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Networking
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Data Communications and Wireless Networks - International Conference, ICOIN 2006. Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540485635, 9783540485636
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2006 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2006 Jan 162006 Jan 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3961 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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