Detection of mobile user location on next generation wireless networks

Saowanee Schou, Henning Olesen

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This paper proposes a novel conceptual mechanism for detecting the location of a mobile user on next generation wireless networks. This mechanism can provide location information of a mobile user at different levels of accuracy, by applying the movement detection mechanism of Mobile IPv6 at both macro- and micromobility level. In this scheme, an intradomain mobility management protocol (IDMP) is applied to manage the location of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal needs two care-of addresses, a global care-of address (GCoA) and a local care-of address (LCoA). The current location of a Mobile IPv6 device can be determined by mapping the geographical location information with the two care-of-addresses and the physical address of the access point where the user is connected. Such a mechanism makes location services for mobile entities available on a global IP network. The end-users can look up the current location of other mobile users on a unified IP network by using a ¡§search by identifier¡¨ feature. Furthermore, the entire population of mobile terminals in a specific area is available for search requests.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Internet Technology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)273-279
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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