Cross-layer enhanced mobility management in heterogeneous networks

Markus Luoto, Tiia Sutinen

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The criteria used by state-of-the-art mobility protocols in their handover decision-making are very limited. The protocols typically rely on routing advertisements or signal strength measurements in mobility detection but these criteria fail to reflect the actual transmission conditions in the networks. Instead, more extensive information originating from both the mobile node's local stack and the network should be employed to achieve more informed handover decision-making. This paper introduces a framework and a prototype implementation for improving the handover performance of Mobile IP based on a variety of cross-layer and cross-domain triggers. The paper also presents the first results obtained from testing the prototype that show the usefulness of the approach. (9 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-2075-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2074-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 May 200823 May 2008


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008
Abbreviated titleICC 2008


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