Mobile WiMAX handover performance evaluation

Mikko Majanen, Pekka Perälä, T. Casey, J. Nurmi, N. Veselinovic

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    We present a novel WiMAX simulation model called WISMU developed for the ns-2 network simulator. We shortly introduce its features and then study the performance of different kind of handover technologies in terms of throughput and network re-entry time. Our results show that by using association and HO optimizations via BS-to-BS signaling the network reentry time can be significantly shortened. However, the throughput analysis shows that association has only small effect on throughput; the Mobile IP tunnel establishment was found to be the major contributor. One interesting future work scenario is to speed up the MIP registration and tunnel establishment by using cross layer triggering. (15 refs.)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationFifth International Conference on Networking and Services, ICNS 2009
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3688-0, 978-0-7695-3586-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventFifth International Conference on Networking and Services, ICNS 2009 - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 20 Apr 200925 Apr 2009


    ConferenceFifth International Conference on Networking and Services, ICNS 2009
    Abbreviated titleICNS 2009


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