WONS 2004

Madonna di Campiglio
(Trento, Italy)

January 21-23, 2004

First Working Conference
Wireless On-demand Network Systems

(sponsored by IFIP WG 6.3 and 6.8)

Efficient Management of Domain Foreign Agents in Mobile Computing Environment Using Load Balance
(poster paper)

Yong Chul Kim (ChungAng University, Seoul)
Min Gyo Chung (Seoul Women's University)
Jun Hwang (Seoul Women's University)

Abstract - Mobile IP is a protocol standard designed to be used in a mobile computing environment. However, Mobile IP has a drawback to incur a lot of handoff delays and waste network resources, since CoA registration packets need to go through a HA first whenever a mobile node moves. To solve such problem, this paper proposes a new scheme that, for intra-domain movement, efficiently performs local handoff without notifying the HA. Specifically, based on the notion of load balance, the proposed scheme allows every FA in a domain to become the root FA(a.k.a. Domain FA) dynamically, thus distributing the registration task into many other foreign agents. Our simulation results show that the proposed method proves to reduce registration packets by ap-proximately 7-15% more than existing methods.
Published in:
Wireless On-Demand Network Systems
Proceedings of WONS2004
Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS2928, Springer 2004.

Pages 28-41

To browse the conference proceedings, please go to the Springer's LNCS2928 Page.