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An Intra-domain Mobility Handling Scheme Across All-IP Wireless Networks


The rapid growth of wireless network technology such as HSDPA and WiMAX, has lead to greater demand for access to Internet via mobile hosts. Supporting mobile connection with fast and smooth roaming across heterogeneous wireless technologies has been an important challenge over past years. In this paper, a novel multilayer scheme for QoS-aware intra-domain mobility management is proposed. The mobility support capability is embedded in key components for the domain access network, namely, the Paging Access Routers and the Mobility-support Anchor Servers (MASs). The MASs are organized in three layers; starting from the top layer Superior-MASs, Middle-MASs and Inferior-MASs, respectively. The proposed scheme identified mobility support functionality, includes intra-domain anchor specification, route optimization algorithm, intra/inter-anchor mobility support, paging and authentication management. Simulation results of the proposed scheme show fair performance especially in the presence of QoS sensitive services.

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Heidarinezhad, M.R., Ahmad Zukarnain, Z., Udzir, N.I. et al. An Intra-domain Mobility Handling Scheme Across All-IP Wireless Networks. Wireless Pers Commun 63, 297–317 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-010-0119-0

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  • Intra-domain handover
  • Quality of service
  • Mobile host
  • Mobility management