Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 1539–1554 | Cite as

A Mobility Solution for Hazardous Areas Based on 6LoWPAN

  • Azadeh ZamanifarEmail author
  • Eslam Nazemi
  • Mojtaba Vahidi-Asl


In a critical environment, e.g. in a factory where an employee faces hazardous conditions, monitoring the health status of the employee is important. Thus, continuous connectivity of the employee to the network is the main concern of such networks. In this paper, we have proposed a decentralized approach for mobility management of mobile nodes in hazardous areas like factory. The proposed mobility structure for hazardous areas, called MSHA, organizes static nodes as a tree for an efficient routing, automatic addressing, and handling movement of mobile nodes. MSHA is capable of handling multiple failures of static nodes which disconnect a mobile node from the network. MSHA is highly scalable regarding the number of mobile nodes and the size of the covered monitoring area. The proposed scheme is evaluated based on different factors. The results reveal the superiority of MSHA compared with the previous works. The promising analytical results manifest the performance (about 20%) of MSHA specifically in reducing packet loss and hand-off delay caused by the failure of the static nodes. The performance does not degrade with increasing the number of mobile nodes.


Mobile IP-based WSNs hand-off Mobility management Self-healing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azadeh Zamanifar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eslam Nazemi
    • 1
  • Mojtaba Vahidi-Asl
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Engineering Department, Computer Science and Engineering FacultyShahid Beheshti UniversityTehranIran

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