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A fast seamless handover scheme and its CDT optimization for ping-pong type of movement

ABSTRACT

In mobile IPv6 networks, the ping-pong type of movement brings about frequent handovers and thus increases signaling burden. This letter proposes a fast seamless handover scheme where the access router keeps the mobile node’s old reservation till the offline Count Down Timer (CDT) expires in order to reduce handover signaling and delay while the mobile node returns in a very short period of time. Based upon a poisson mobility model, an simple expression for CDT optimization is given out for the scheme to achieve the best cost performance of resource reservation.