Reliable Multicast Transport for Heterogeneous Mobile IP environment using Cross-Layer Information

Published online: Sep 22, 2007 Full Text: PDF (730 KiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v3i3.253
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Ilka Miloucheva


Reliable multicast transport architecture designed for heterogeneous mobile IP environment using cross-layer information for enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) and seamless handover is discussed. In particular, application-specific reliable multicast retransmission schemes are proposed, which are aimed to minimize the protocol overhead taking into account behaviour of mobile receivers (loss of connectivity and handover) and the specific application requirements for reliable delivery (such as carousel, one-to-many download and streaming delivery combined with recording). The proposed localized retransmission strategies are flexible configured for tree-based multicast transport. Cross layer interactions in order to enhance reliable transport and support seamless handover is discussed considering IEEE 802.21 media independent handover mechanisms. The implementation is based on Linux IPv6 environment. Simulations in ns2 focusing on the benefits of the proposed multicast retransmission schemes for particular application scenarios are presented.


Reliable Multicast, retransmission, mobile multicast, seamless handover, carousel, one-to-many download, access router, IEEE 802.21
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