NEMO-Enabled Localized Mobility Support for Internet Access in Automotive Scenarios Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2009

start page

  • 152

end page

  • 159

issue

  • 5

volume

  • 47

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0163-6804

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1896

abstract

  • This article surveys the major existing approaches and proposes a novel architecture to support mobile networks in network-based, localized mobility
    domains. Our architecture enables conventional terminals without mobility
    support to obtain connectivity either from fixed locations or mobile platforms
    (e.g., vehicles) and move between them, while keeping their ongoing sessions.
    This functionality offers broadband Internet access in automotive scenarios such
    as public transportation systems, where users spend time both in vehicles and at
    stations. The key advantage of our proposal, as compared with current
    alternatives, is that the described mobile functionality is provided to
    conventional IP devices that lack mobility functionality. We also performed an
    experimental evaluation of our proposal that shows that our architecture
    improves the quality perceived by the end users.