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Vertical handoff reduction mechanism using IEEE 802.21 standard in mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) network

Masud, Mosharrof Hussain and Anwar, Farhat and Bari, S.M. Sadakatul and Mohamed, Omer Mahmoud (2012) Vertical handoff reduction mechanism using IEEE 802.21 standard in mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) network. International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC), 2 (4). pp. 519-525. ISSN 2250-3501

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Low handoff latency and minimum packet loss are envisioned important factors for the next generation Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) based heterogeneous networks. To meet these constraints IEEE 802.21-Media Independent Handover (MIH) was introduced to enhance the Quality of Service (QoS) of the networks. The MIH provides link layer information to the network layer to reduce handoff latency while the mobile node (MN) changes its active interface to another interface. In this paper an additional entity “Smooth Handoff Controller” (SHC) and an algorithm are proposed to select alternative interfaces in advance while MN is using an active interface. This mechanism helps the MN to configure additional interfaces that reduces handoff latency and packet loss. The simulation result shows better performance over the standard MIPv6. The proposed mechanism is simulated using OMNeT++. The simulation results show 70% reduction of handoff latency and 40% to 45% reduction of packet loss thus indicating a large improvement towards achieving better QoS.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Handoff latency, MIPv6, IEEE 802.21- MIH, packet loss.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Farhat Anwar
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 19:25
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 15:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27761

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