Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. Second International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2010, Barcelona, Spain, May 10-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Access Selection Prototype Based on IEEE 802.21

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_4,
        author={Bruno Cend\^{o}n and Jes\^{u}s Herrero and Ram\^{o}n Ag\'{y}ero and Arancha Rodr\^{\i}guez and Santiago Albillos and Javier Sainz and Ar\^{a}nzazu Sanz and David G\^{o}mez},
        title={An Access Selection Prototype Based on IEEE 802.21},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. Second International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2010, Barcelona, Spain, May 10-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Service platforms Validation Demonstration Heterogeneous accesses Media Independent Handover Mobility},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_4}
    }
    
  • Bruno Cendón
    Jesús Herrero
    Ramón Agüero
    Arancha Rodríguez
    Santiago Albillos
    Javier Sainz
    Aránzazu Sanz
    David Gómez
    Year: 2012
    An Access Selection Prototype Based on IEEE 802.21
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_4
Bruno Cendón1,*, Jesús Herrero1,*, Ramón Agüero1,*, Arancha Rodríguez1,*, Santiago Albillos1,*, Javier Sainz1,*, Aránzazu Sanz1,*, David Gómez1,*
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*Contact email: bcendon@tst-sistemas.es, jherrero@tst-sistemas.es, ramon@tlmat.unican.es, arodriguez@tlmat.unican.es, sasaiz@creativit.com, jsg@creativit.com, asanz@tst-sistemas.es, dgomez@tlmat.unican.es

Abstract

The Mobilia project is facing the new challenges appearing in the forthcoming wireless communication scenarios in which one of the distinctive factors is their intrinsic and remarkable heterogeneity. The evolution of the technologies has brought about the possibility of having terminals equipped with different interfaces, and thus the end-user device should be able to select the most suitable from a broad range of access alternatives. This paper presents an illustrative use case, based on a businessperson who presents different communication needs while traveling through heterogeneous networking scenarios. Starting from this point, we derive a set of requirements which should be addressed by Mobilia, following the concept of always best connected. Finally, the paper presents a platform developed so as to evaluate the entities performing the mobility management, handover decision algorithms and architectural protocol extensions, as proposed in the project.