Vertical Handoff between WWAN and WLAN

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dc.contributor.author Gyekye, Yaw en_US
dc.contributor.author Agbinya, Johnson en_US
dc.contributor.editor P. Lorent, P. Dini, D. Magorai and A. Mellouk en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T05:37:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T05:37:17Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004737 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gyekye Yaw and Agbinya Johnson 2006, 'Vertical Handoff between WWAN and WLAN', IEEE Computer Society, USA, pp. 132-137. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0-7695-2552-0/06 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/2929
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the design and implementation of an IP-centric vertical handoff decision algorithm and execution scheme between a wireless wide area network (WWAN) and a wireless local area network (WLAN) as part of the "IP-centric Field Workforce Automation". The project aims to ensure free movement of field workers between networks while always connected in an IP mode, and to allow a user to use one device across many types of networks. We use a fuzzy logic inference system to process a multi-criteria vertical handoff decision metrics, and present a mobility management scheme for IP-based networks using the transport layer protocol SCTP and the application layer protocol SIP. The multi-homing capability and DAR extension of SCTP are applied to provide vertical handoff between heterogeneous networks. SIP is used to provide location management when a fixed node initiates an association with a mobile node. en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICNICONSMCL.2006.224 en_US
dc.title Vertical Handoff between WWAN and WLAN en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of International Conference on Networking, International Conference on Systems and International Conference on Mobile Communications and Learning Technologies (ICNICONSMCL'06) en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 132 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 137 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Computing and Communications en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location Mauritius en_US
dc.for 080600 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028437 en_US
dc.personcode 030858 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Information Systems en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics en_US
dc.date.activity 20060423 en_US
dc.location.activity Mauritius en_US
dc.description.keywords vertical handoff, wireless networks, WWAN, WLAN en_US
dc.staffid 030858 en_US


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