A cross-layer media-independent Handover scheme in heterogeneous WiMAX/WiFi networks

Yue Huei Huang, Yaw-Chung Chen

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Abstract

The main challenges in the development of future wireless communication systems are provisioning various services across different radio access technologies to mobile users with satisfactory quality of services. However, as a mobile user moves across network boundaries, the seamless service over heterogeneous networks would be an important concern. To minimize the disruption to the ongoing session while a mobile user is moving from one access network to another, we propose a framework that integrates IEEE 802.11 WLANs and IEEE 802.16 WMANs based on the IEEE 802.21, also called Media Independent Handover (MIH), to facilitate both homogeneous and heterogeneous handovers. Performance evaluation and comparisons have been done through both mathematical analysis and simulation on ns-2 simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Network Conference, INC 2010
PublisherPlymouth University
Pages121-130
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781841022598
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event8th International Network Conference, INC 2010 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 6 Jul 20108 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th International Network Conference, INC 2010

Conference

Conference8th International Network Conference, INC 2010
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period6/07/108/07/10

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