3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Research Article

A Scheme to Support Mobility for IP based Sensor Networks

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        author={Mustafa Hasan and Ali Hammad Akbar and Hamid Mukhtar and Ki-Hyung Kim and Dong Wha Kim},
        title={A Scheme to Support Mobility for IP based Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems},
        keywords={IP based Ubiquitous Sensor Network (IP-USN) Mobility of Sensor Nodes Personal Area Network Proxy MIPv6 HMIPv6 MIPV6 Network Mobility (NEMO) and scalability of Sensor Network.},
  • Mustafa Hasan
    Ali Hammad Akbar
    Hamid Mukhtar
    Ki-Hyung Kim
    Dong Wha Kim
    Year: 2010
    A Scheme to Support Mobility for IP based Sensor Networks
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3540
Mustafa Hasan1, Ali Hammad Akbar2, Hamid Mukhtar1, Ki-Hyung Kim1,*, Dong Wha Kim3
  • 1: GSIC, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea.
  • 2: UET, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 3: Agency for Defense Development, Korea.
*Contact email: kkim86@ajou.ac.kr


Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) that comprise low end devices (power, battery, cost, and life) are becoming increasingly important because they are poised to render a broad range of military and other commercial applications such as in Personal Area Networks (PANs). Amongst the various tiers of network connectivity, it is the IP-based Internet access that has truly enabled the ubiquity of these PANs. As many exciting applications emerge, that benefit from such IP connectivity, their burgeoning role necessitates provisioning of these applications beyond their local vicinity---entailing mobility. In order to keep network connectivity intact especially while the sensor nodes move, definition and provision of a mobility scheme for such low end devices is a crucial problem. In this paper we have analyzed various mobility scenarios for the low end devices, specifically the IEE802.15.4 devices. We have objectively analyzed the scalability of the system using the throughput and delay measures for benchmarking their performance under the influence of mobility. The several numerical results for various mobility scenarios substantially support the efficacy of our scheme.