Route Optimization Methods for Network Mobility with Mobile IPv6

Yasushi TAKAGI  Hiroyuki OHNISHI  Keisuke SAKITANI  Ken-ichi BABA  Shinji SHIMOJO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.3   pp.480-489
Publication Date: 2004/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Internet Technology IV)
Category: Mobile Networking
IPv6,  mobile IP,  network mobility,  route optimization,  

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A new mobility management architecture is proposed to optimize end-to-end routes for mobile nodes (MNs) and mobile routers (MRs) within a nested mobile network environment. By applying local network mobility management mechanisms based on Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (HMIPv6) to a mobile network, the proposed approach can optimize the route to the mobile network effectively. Combining the proposed route optimization methods and HMIPv6 functionality can enable it to provide more effective route optimization, reducing the burden of location registration for handovers. A route optimization method for local fixed nodes in a mobile network has also been developed by adding proxy mobile node and correspondent node functions to the MRs. Numerical evaluations on mean route length and traffic routed through network nodes demonstrate the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed methods especially in large-scale networks.