ZHU Yihua, ZHU Deqing, PAN Genmei, CHI Kaikai, LI Yanjun. Using Chain of Mobile Access Gateway to Reduce Delay for PMIPv6 Protocol Applied in WLAN[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2017, 26(5): 1032-1040. doi: 10.1049/cje.2017.08.005
Citation: ZHU Yihua, ZHU Deqing, PAN Genmei, CHI Kaikai, LI Yanjun. Using Chain of Mobile Access Gateway to Reduce Delay for PMIPv6 Protocol Applied in WLAN[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2017, 26(5): 1032-1040. doi: 10.1049/cje.2017.08.005

Using Chain of Mobile Access Gateway to Reduce Delay for PMIPv6 Protocol Applied in WLAN

doi: 10.1049/cje.2017.08.005
Funds:  This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.61432015, No.61379124, No.61472367), the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (No.LY16F020031), and Zhejiang Provincial Educational Technology Research Program (No.2015 JB044).
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  • Corresponding author: CHI Kaikai (corresponding author) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xidian University, China, in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2009. He is currently a professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, China. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE WCNC in 2008. He has published more than 30 referred technical papers in proceedings and journals like IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, etc. His current research focuses on energy harvesting wireless sensor networks, 5G communication, etc.
  • Received Date: 2016-03-21
  • Rev Recd Date: 2016-07-04
  • Publish Date: 2017-09-10
  • Wireless LAN controller (WLC) is used to manage and control Access points (APs) in Wireless local area network (WLAN). Proxy mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) protocol supports network-layer mobility in WLC based WLAN. However, it introduces extra delay in delivering packets from the APs to the WLC. We use Mobile access gateway (MAG) chain to reduce packet delay. The handoff delay and packet delivery delay under the proposed scheme are derived, based on which we formulate the delay minimization problem whose solution leads to the optimal MAG chain length. Numerical analysis results indicate that the proposed scheme outperforms the existing scheme in terms of delay in the case when the delay between Local mobility anchor (LMA) and WLC is relatively greater than the delay between two neighboring WLCs. The proposed scheme is able to reduce packet loss resulting from the traditional handoff procedure introduced in the PMIPv6 protocol and that due to delay limitation.
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