CORP--A Method of Concatenation and Optimization for Resource Reservation Path in Mobile Internet

Kyounghee LEE  Myungchul KIM  Samuel T. CHANSON  Chansu YU  Jonghyun LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.2   pp.479-489
Publication Date: 2003/02/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Internet Technology III)
Category: Mobile Internet
QoS guarantee,  mobile Internet,  RSVP with mobility support,  reservation path extension and optimization,  

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Existing research related to RSVP with mobility support has mainly focused on maintaining reservation state along the routing path, which changes continuously with the movements of mobile host (MH), without much overhead and delay. However, problems such as deepening RSVP's inherent scalability problem and requiring significant changes in the existing network infrastructure have not been adequately addressed. In this paper, we propose a new approach, known as Concatenation and Optimization for Reservation Path (CORP), which addresses these issues. In CORP, each BS pre-establishes pseudo reservations to its neighboring BSs in anticipation of the MH's movement. When the MH moves into another wireless cell, the associated pseudo reservation is activated and concatenated to the existing RSVP session to guarantee continuous QoS support. Because a pseudo reservation is recognized as a normal RSVP session by intermediate routers, little change is required in the current Internet environment to support both movements within a single routing domain and between two different routing domains. CORP also dynamically optimizes the extended reservation path to avoid the infinite path extension problem. Multicast addressing is used to further reduce resource consumption in the optimization process. The experimental results of the CORP implementation demonstrate that it significantly reduces the delay and overhead caused by handoffs compared to the case of establishing a new RSVP session. The improvement increases as the distance between the MH and its correspondent host (CH) grows.