Modeling and Simulation of Handover Scheme in Integrated EPON-WiMAX Networks

Ying Yan, Lars Dittmann

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In this paper, we tackle the seamless handover problem in integrated optical wireless networks. Our model applies for the convergence network of EPON and WiMAX and a mobilityaware signaling protocol is proposed. The proposed handover scheme, Integrated Mobility Management Scheme (IMMS), is assisted by enhancing the traditional MPCP signaling protocol, which cooperatively collects mobility information from the front-end wireless network and makes centralized bandwidth allocation decisions in the backhaul optical network. The integrated network architecture and the joint handover scheme are simulated using OPNET modeler. Results show validation of the protocol, i.e., integrated handover scheme gains better network performances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of OPNETWORK 2011
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventOPNETWORK 2011 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 29 Aug 20111 Sep 2011


ConferenceOPNETWORK 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC
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