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A Cross-Layer Scheme for Handover in 802.16e Network with F-HMIPv6 Mobility

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IEEE802.16e is the major global cellular wireless standard that enables low-cost mobile Internet application. However, existing handover process system still has latency affects time-sensitive applications. In this paper, the handover procedures of 802.16e and Fast Handover for Hierarchical MIPv6 (F-HMIPv6) are reconstructed to achieve a better transmission performance. The concept of cross layer design is adopted to refine the existing handover procedure specified in 802.16e MAC layer and F-HMIPv6. More specifically, layer2 and layer3 signaling messages for handover are analyzed and combined/interleaved to optimize the handover performance. Extensive simulations show that the proposed scheme in this paper is superior to the other scheme proposed by IETF.

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Y. ZHENG, Y. ZHANG, Y. TENG and M. SONG, "A Cross-Layer Scheme for Handover in 802.16e Network with F-HMIPv6 Mobility," Communications and Network, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2009, pp. 35-41. doi: 10.4236/cn.2009.11005.


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