Journal of Computer Science

Mobile Node Speed Detection Mechanism in Hierarchical Mobile Internet Protocol (IPv6)

Zulkeflee Kusin and Mohamad Shanudin Zakaria

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2011.1432.1438

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 7, Issue 9

Pages 1432-1438


Problem statement: IETF has introduced Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (HMIPv6) to support mobility problem in the next generation Internet Protocol (IPv6). The key concept behind this protocol is the usage of Mobility Anchor Point (MAP) located at any level router of network to support hierarchical mobility management and seamless handover. The distance MAP selection in HMIPv6 causes MAP overloaded as the network grows. Approach: To address the issue in designing MAP selection scheme, we proposed a dynamic speed detection mechanism that integrates with the load control mechanism. Results: From the experimental results we obtained that the proposed scheme gives better distribution in MAP load and reduced binding update cost. Conclusion/Recommendations: The Next Generation Networks (NGN) is expected to provide seamless handover in high speed wireless network environment. There is crucial need of very sophisticated protocols to support NGN QoS requirements.


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