Analytical Approach of Multicasting-supported Inter-Domain Mobility Management in Sensor-based Fast Proxy Mobile IPv6 Networks

  • Jang, Ha-Na (Graduate School of Information and Communications, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Jeong, Jong-Pil (College of Information and Communication Eng., Sungkyunkwan University)
  • Received : 2012.09.27
  • Published : 2012.11.30


IP-based Wireless Sensor Networks (IP-WSNs) are gaining importance for their broad range of applications in health care, home automation, environmental monitoring, industrial control, vehicle telematics, and agricultural monitoring. In all these applications, a fundamental issue is the mobility in the sensor network, particularly with regards to energy efficiency. Because of the energy inefficiency of network-based mobility management protocols, they can be supported via IP-WSNs. In this paper, we propose a network-based mobility-supported IP-WSN protocol called mSFP, or the mSFP: "Multicasting-supported Inter-Domain Mobility Management Scheme in Sensor-based Fast Proxy Mobile IPv6 Networks". Based on [8,20], we present its network architecture and evaluate its performance by considering the signaling and mobility cost. Our analysis shows that the proposed scheme reduces the signaling cost, total cost, and mobility cost. With respect to the number of IP-WSN nodes, the proposed scheme reduces the signaling cost by 7% and the total cost by 3%. With respect to the number of hops, the proposed scheme reduces the signaling cost by 6.9%, the total cost by 2.5%, and the mobility cost by 1.5%. With respect to the number of IP-WSN nodes, the proposed scheme reduces the mobility cost by 1.6%.


Wireless Sensor Networks;mSFP;IP-WSN;6LoWPAN;IEEE 802.15.4


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)


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