Title: A seamless handover scheme in IPv6-based mobile networks

Authors: Hayoung Oh, Kibaek Yoo, Jongkeun Na, Chongkwon Kim

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea. ' Department of Computer Sciences, University of Southern California, CA 90033, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea

Abstract: With the rapid development of wireless technologies, the need to support moving hosts of IPv6-based mobile networks in ubiquitous is growing. Various well-known approaches to optimising the handover latency have been proposed in the literature: MIPv6, FMIPv6, HMIPv6 and F-HMIPv6. However, these approaches are inefficient in packet loss, out-of order problem, dependency of exact predictive information and a sudden disruption of the link. In this paper, we propose a seamless handover scheme with temporal reuse of Care of Addresses (CoAs) and Packet Buffering Point (PBP) in IPv6-Based mobile networks.

Keywords: mobile IPv6; MIPv6; fast handover; FMIPv6; hierarchical handover; HMIPv6; fast-hierarchical handover; F-HMIPv6; mobile networks; ubiquitous computing; handover latency; care of addresses; packet buffering point.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2009.021914

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2009 Vol.4 No.1, pp.54 - 60

Available online: 09 Dec 2008 *

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