A handover scheme in heterogeneous wireless networks

Yuliang Tang, Ming Yi Shih, Chun-Cheng Lin, Guannan Kou, Der Jiunn Deng*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In order to achieve seamless handover for real-time applications in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) of the next-generation network, a multi-protocol combined handover mechanism is proposed in this paper. We combine SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), FMIP (Fast Mobile IPv6 Protocol) and MIH (Media Independent Handover) protocols by cross-layer design and optimize those protocols' signaling flows to improve the performance of vertical handover. Theoretical analysis and simulation results illustrate that our proposed mechanism performs better than the original SIP and MIH combined handover mechanism in terms of service interrupt time and packet loss.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Grid and Pervasive Computing - 5th International Conference, GPC 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2010
Event5th International Conference on Advances in Grid and Pervasive Computing, GPC 2010 - Hualien, Taiwan
Duration: 10 May 201013 May 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6104 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Advances in Grid and Pervasive Computing, GPC 2010


  • FMIP
  • IMS
  • MIH
  • NS2
  • Vertical handover


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