A Mathematical Model for Performance Evaluation and Comparison of MAP Selection Schemes in n Layer HMIPv6 Networks

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Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 introduced Mobility Anchor Points to reduce the signaling overhead due to frequent change of Access Routers by the Mobile Nodes. In order to increase the scalability and to improve the overall performance of the network multiple layers of MAPs are introduced. This creates the problem of optimal MAP selection by the MNs. Several MAP selection schemes have been proposed for this purpose. This paper considers three MAP selection schemes: Furthest MAP selection scheme, Nearest MAP selection scheme and Mobility based MAP selection scheme. All the three schemes are compared with respect to signaling overhead, handoff latency and tunneling cost in multi layer MAP network architecture. Analytical results show that the furthest MAP selection scheme has minimum inter domain binding update cost, the nearest MAP selection scheme has low cost in other respects except inter domain BU cost but the Mobility based MAP selection scheme offers most optimal performance in all respects.


Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (HMIPv6) Mobility Anchor Point Mathematical Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringTripura UniversityTripuraIndia

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