Title

IDMP-based Fast Handoffs and Paging in IP-Based 4G Mobile Networks

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

3-2002

Abstract

We consider the use of our previously proposed Intra-Domain Mobility Management Protocol (IDMP) in fourth-generation mobile networks. On evaluating the heterogeneous access technologies, cellular layouts, and application characteristics of 4G environments, we realize a need to reduce both handoff latency and the frequency of mobility-related signaling. We first present IDMP's fast intradomain handoff mechanism that uses a duration-limited proactive packet multicasting solution. We quantify the expected buffering requirements of our proposed multicasting scheme for typical 4G network characteristics and compare it with alternative IP-based fast handoff solutions. We also present a paging scheme under IDMP that replicates the current cellular paging structure. Our paging mechanism supports generic paging strategies and can significantly reduce the mobility-related IP signaling load

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 40, no. 3

Volume

40

Issue

3

First Page

138

Last Page

145

ISSN

0163-6804

Identifier

10.1109/35.989774

Publisher

IEEE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/35.989774