The main problem dealt with in this paper is the creation of a protocol for improved QoS-aware mobility management support in cellular all-IP networks, whereby we propose a new algorithm for QoS-aware mobility management, based on multidimensional QoS metrics. An analytical framework for performance evaluation was presented as well. The proposed algorithm for QoS-aware dynamic MAP selection relies on multidimensional QoS metrics, defined in QoS-preference spaces of the mobile node and QoS-ability spaces of MAP candidates, in the decision-making process. The metric is chosen to achieve the desired QoS level through three parameters: bandwidth, delay, and reliability, while retaining the balance of MAP’s loads in the entire network. For purposes of performance evaluation of the proposed model, we used: algorithm convergence, traffic class distribution by MAP’s, and handover delay. Results showed that the standard deviation for each component of the QoS-ability vector is two orders of magnitude smaller than the deviation in the static MAP selection scenario. We achieved a total handover delay decrease from 20 ms to several hundred milliseconds, by simplifying DAD procedures preserving the simplicity of architecture.

KADUSIC, Esad, ZIVIC, Natasa, KOS, Andrej. QoS-aware dynamic MAP selection in HMIPv6 architectures. IEEE access, ISSN 2169-3536, 2016, vol. 4, str. 3112-3126, ilustr., doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2575098