Analysis of the cost of handover in a mobile wireless sensor network

Qian Dong*, Waltenegus Dargie

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper investigates the latency of packet transmission during mobility with and without the support of a handover mechanism. The Receiver-Initiated MAC protocol (RI-MAC) is used for the analysis. When the handover mechanism is applied, it enables a node to establish a new connection before the existing link breaks. A mathematical model is set up to examine the performance of RI-MAC when it uses the handover mechanism and when it does not. The analytical result shows that the handover latency is much less than the latency introduced when a node waits until an existing link breaks and then establishes a new link.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWired/Wireless Internet Communication - 10th International Conference, WWIC 2012, Proceedings
Pages315-322
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Wired / Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2012 - Santorini, Greece
Duration: 6 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7277 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Wired / Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2012
Country/TerritoryGreece
CitySantorini
Period6/06/128/06/12

Keywords

  • MAC protocol
  • handover
  • mobility
  • wireless sensor networks

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