PEPA Analysis of MAP Effects in Hierarchical Mobile IPv6

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To overcome the drawbacks of the mobile IPv6 protocol on handling local mobility management, IETF proposed the HMIPv6 protocol which introduces an intermediate mobility anchor point (MAP) to hide the movement of a mobile node within a local area. However, the MAP forms a bottleneck in the network since all the traffic destined for its served nodes has to go through it. Most research on HMIPv6 focuses on protocol optimisation, and performance analysis of HMIPv6 is usually simulation-based. In this paper, we employ a performance evaluation formalism named PEPA to investigate the performance tradeoffs of MAPs in HMIPv6. Performance measures such as response time and MAP utilisation are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, 2007 (MASCOTS '07)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • IP networks, mobility management (mobile radio), process algebra, telecommunication traffic, transport protocolsMAP effects, PEPA analysis, hierarchical mobile IPv6 protocol, mobility anchor point, mobility management, performance evaluation process algebra, telecommunication traffic


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