Fast handover control scheme for multi-node using the group-based approach

Meng Shu Chiang, Chung Ming Huang, Dao Duy Tuan

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The fast handover Mobile IPv6 (FMIPv6) offers a handover preparation mechanism for a mobile node (MN) to reduce the handover latency over wireless network. However, FMIPv6 mainly deals with one MN instead of multiple MNs. In the wireless network, a group of MNs may move from the same previous network to the next network. In this paper, a group-based fast handover (GB-FH) control scheme is proposed to resolve the aforementioned problem. For the proposed GB-FH scheme, one MN initiates a handover preparation and other neighboring MNs can join the handover preparation using the "hitch-and-ride" concept, which means that when one MN is preparing for a handover, its neighbours can join the on-going handover preparation. Through the use of the shared invocation of the handover preparation procedure, (1) the handover preparation delay and handover latency can be reduced for about 20% and 8% respectively comparing with FMIPv6, (2) handover control messages can be reduced for about 57% comparing with FMIPv6 and (3) the contention of the wireless channel for multiple MNs can be improved due to the use of fewer control messages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-53
Number of pages10
JournalIET Networks
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Optimization


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