Title: Handover management in next generation networks: a cross layer solution
Authors: S. Bhaskar; G.A.E. Satish Kumar; P. Ramanareddy
ECE Department, SJCIT, Chickballapur, India
Stanley Stephen College of Engineering and Technology, Kurnool, India
ECE Department, JNTUA College of Engineering, Anantapur, India
Abstract: The next generation networks are envisioned to integrate varied access technologies offering varied services to the user nodes. To provide for seamless connectivity handover management in such heterogeneous network is a problem that exists. The link layer-based handover management protocols that currently exist neglect the varying network layer conditions effecting handover operations. To address this issue, in this paper a cross layer Noise Resilient Reduced Registration Time Care-of Mobile IP (NR_RRTC: MIP) protocol for handover management is discussed. The NR_RRTC: MIP incorporates a network layer-based handover decision making algorithm and a link layer-based handover execution algorithm. The experimental study presented in this paper proves that the cross layer approach reduces handover latencies and improves network performance.
Keywords: cross layer; network layer; link layer; handover management; handover latency; next generation networks; network performance.
Int. J. of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, 2015 Vol.3, No.2, pp.161 - 172
Submission date: 09 Oct 2014
Date of acceptance: 17 May 2015
Available online: 03 Aug 2015