Investigating the Applicability of Mobile IP and Cellular IP for Roaming in Smart Environments

Barrett, Keara and Carroll, Ray and Van der Meer, Sven (2003) Investigating the Applicability of Mobile IP and Cellular IP for Roaming in Smart Environments. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Joint IEI/IEE Irish Telecommunications Systems Research Symposium, ITSRS 2003. n/a.

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Increased research and development in the field of ubiquitous computing, and in particular smart spaces, has heightened the need for a comprehensive mobility solution. Existing mobility protocols are often categorised as either macro or micro mobility but few, if any, bridge the divide between the two. Mobile IP is at present the IETF proposed standard for delivery of IP packets to mobile devices. However, as a macro mobility protocol, it does not adequately support data delivery to mobile devices that regularly roam within local networks. Cellular IP, a more recent development in mobility, falls under the banner of micro mobility and as such delivers a number of benefits that a macro mobility protocol alone could not. This paper describes a complete mobility architecture accomplished by integrating Mobile IP with Cellular IP and continues by addressing the suitability of this integration for supporting roaming in smart environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Dublin, Ireland
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macro Mobility Micro Mobility Mobile IP,Cellular IP Smart Environments Smart Spaces
Departments or Groups: Walton Institute for Information and Communications Systems Science
Divisions: *NONE OF THESE*
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2007 19:58
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25

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