Analysis of handoff mechanisms in mobile IP

Maria Nadine Simonel Jayaraj*, Biju Issac, Manas Kumar Haldar

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One of the most important challenges in mobile Internet Protocol (IP) is to provide service for a mobile node to maintain its connectivity to network when it moves from one domain to another. IP is responsible for routing packets across network. The first major version of IP is the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). It is one of the dominant protocols relevant to wireless network. Later a newer version of IP called the IPv6 was proposed. Mobile IPv6 is mainly introduced for the purpose of mobility. Mobility management enables network to locate roaming nodes in order to deliver packets and maintain connections with them when moving into new domains. Handoff occurs when a mobile node moves from one network to another. It is a key factor of mobility because a mobile node can trigger several handoffs during a session. This paper briefly explains on mobile IP and its handoff issues, along with the drawbacks of mobile IP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780735408937
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization - Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 2 Dec 20104 Dec 2010


Conference4th Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization


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