بررسی مقاله: مدیریت تحرک در شبکه های بی سیم ناهمگن
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|28331||2012||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4390 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Procedia Engineering, Volume 30, 2012, Pages 113–123
Ever increasing user demands and development of modern communication technologies have led to the evolution of communication networks from 1st Generation (1G) network to 4G heterogeneous networks. Further, 4G with heterogeneous network environment will provide features such as, “Always Best Connected”, “Anytime Anywhere” and seamless communication. Due to diverse characteristics of heterogeneous networks such as bandwidth, latency, cost, coverage and Quality of Service (QoS) etc., there are several open and unsolved issues namely mobility management, network administration, security etc. Hence, Designing proficient mobility management to seamlessly integrate heterogeneous wireless networks with all-IP is the most challenging issue in 4G networks. Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) developed by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has mobility management for the packet-switched devices of homogeneous wireless networks. Further, mobility management of homogeneous networks depends on network related parameter i.e., Received Signal Strength (RSS). However the mobility management of heterogeneous networks, not only depends on network related parameters, but also on terminal-velocity, battery power, location information, user-user profile & preferences and service-service capabilities & QoS etc. Designing mobility management with all-IP, while, considering issues such as context of networks, terminal, user and services is the main concern of industry and researchers in the current era.
User’s interest and demands for the better service and/or ease life is the driving force for the evolution of new technology and enhancement in the existing technology. Ever increasing demands of the users for the wireless access of the services like voice, data and video while roaming leads to the challenging issues like mobility management, QoS, increase in coverage area, reduced data transfer cost, etc. Mehmet S. Kuran et. al.,  summarized currently exist different wireless access technologies- Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), WiFi(Wireless Fidelity), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), cellular technology- Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), and other earlier generation networks-Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Integrated Services Digital Network(ISDN) so on, provided different nature of services with the different coverage, data rates, cost etc., to the end users as shown in the Table 1. Since the evolution of 1st Generation (1G) networks to 3G networks provided the users with different wireless access technology in each generation with different bandwidth, latency, coverage and cost. Increase in the popularity of wireless LAN-802.11 because of higher data transfer with low cost compared to cellular technology-GSM, GPRS and UMTS, the development in the IP-based applications (non-real-time or real-time) to have access to IP services anywhere at anytime from any network and evolution of multiple interfaces mobile devices with the capability to access more than one wireless technology is the driving force for the Beyond 3G (B3G) i.e. 4G . Integration of wireless technologies namely Bluetooth, WLAN, GSM, GPRS, UMTS and WIMAX called “heterogeneous network” with all-IP is the communication environment in 4G as shown in Fig. 1. 4G with heterogeneous all-IP networks will provide the features, “Always Best Connected (ABC)”, “Anytime Anywhere” and seamless communication. 4G will differ with their presuccessor 1G, 2G and 3G networks interns of larger coverage area,faster data transfer, low latency, low data transfer cost etc. The main crucial issue for the 4G heterogeneous all-IP networks, in congregate network is the seamless mobility i.e. a flawless and proficient handoff scheme that supports the roaming of mobile devices from one wireless system to another. In parallel to the evolution in cellular technology, in 1992 the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group added mobility at the network layer transparent to applications and higher level protocols like TCP resulting into Mobile IP, which is an add-on in IPv4. Mobile IPv4 (MIPv4) introduced the mobility concept at the network layer of TCP/IP by using two addressing concept for a mobile node (MN) i.e. Home Address (HoA) which is static,and is used to identify the home of a mobile node, and Care-of Address (CoA) which is the IP address to identify the MN current location in the foreign network. These two addresses are associated with Home Agent (HA) and Foreign Agent (FA) to assist the mobility management functionalities in MIPv4. Higher handoff latency, packet loss and triangular routing were the main drawbacks of MIPv4, and hence it was not useful for real-time applications. To improve the drawbacks of MIPv4, IETF introduced mobility as an inbuilt feature in next generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) results into Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6)  as shown in Fig. 2 (a). MIPv6 eliminated the triangular routing problem and provided transparent packet’s routing to and from MN while they are away from home network. Additionally, MIPv6 reduced the protocol complexity by removing the FA entity from the network architecture and relying on the mobile node itself to generate the CoA. MIPv6 provides a lot of enhancements, but it still has some drawbacks in managing flawless and proficient handover of Mobile Nodes at the network layer, which affects the overall performance, causing packet loss, packet delay and signaling overhead. Variants of MIPv6 such as, Hierarchical MIPv6 (HMIPv6), Fast MIPv6 (FMIPv6), Fast-HMIPv6 (FHMIPv6) , Proxy MIPv6 (PMIPv6)  have been attempted to solve the handover problem in Wireless LAN. MIPv6 developed for mobility management of homogeneous networks, which depend on network related parameter i.e., Received Signal Strength (RSS). However the mobility management of heterogeneous networks not only depends on RSS, but also on other parameters of network, terminal, user and services as shown below. Network-related: coverage, bandwidth, latency, CIR (Carrier-to-Interferences Ratio), SIR (Signal-to-Interferences Ratio), BER (Bit Error Rate), monetary cost, security level, etc. Terminal-related: velocity, battery power, location information, etc. User-related: user profile and preferences.Service-related: service capabilities, QoS, etc. Designing mobility management for heterogeneous network with all-IP while, considering issues such as context of networks, terminal, user and services is the main concern of industry and researchers in the current era. IETF with IEEE 802.21 Media Independent handover (MIH)  isolated the heterogeneous wireless access technologies from the network layer for the seamless mobility by providing the data related to the handover to IPlayer. This is achieved in MIH by registering for the information required for the handoff in link layer as well as with other network elements as shown in Fig. 2 (b). MIH_LINK-SAP: MIH Service Access Point. LLC_SAP: Logical Link Control Service Access Point .
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Integration of heterogeneous networks with all-IP is the backbone of 4G to provide “Always Best Connected”,“Any Where Any Time”. Mobility management becomes the most challenging issue for the academia and industry because of heterogeneous characteristics of networks. Deciding the suitable time, suitable new point of attachment and suitable criterions to initiate the mobility management in heterogeneous networks is the challenge is 4G network. This survey papers focused the mobility management of heterogeneous networks with some of the challenging issues for the researchers.