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Intelligent Autonomous Handover in iMANETs

McCarthy, Ben and Georgopoulos, Panagiotis and Edwards, Christopher (2010) Intelligent Autonomous Handover in iMANETs. In: MobiOpp '10 Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Mobile Opportunistic Networking. ACM, New York, pp. 86-92. ISBN 978-1-60558-925-1

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Abstract

Autonomously making good network handover decisions is a complicated process that is fundamentally important in many complex mobile scenarios. In many mobile scenarios it is often infeasible to assume that an end user can be required to intervene and manually perform or verify a network handover decision. For this reason, utilities are required that can specically manage the network connectivity of mobile nodes, monitoring their constantly changing state and the changing environment around them in order to ensure that the most appropriate connection is utilised at any given time. In this paper we present our Handover Manager that we have developed specifically for use in rescue system mobile networking solutions, such as mountain and coastal rescue, based on our experiences from real use case deployments. In particular we describe the way our solution autonomously manages connections to multiple heterogeneous access network technologies, we provide results from a testbed based analysis we performed and finally we draw upon our experiences to highlight important areas for future consideration that are applicable to our Handover Manager approach and to the wider MANET community in general.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Network Mobility ; Intelligent Handover ; iMANET ; Implementation ; Design ; Experimentation ; Performance
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 42491
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2010 13:59
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42491

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