New multicast scheme based on dynamic mobility prediction in mobile IPv6 environment

  • Huang Guo-sheng  (黄国盛)
  • Chen Zhi-gang  (陈志刚)Email author
  • Zhao Ming  (赵明)
  • Wang Lu-lu  (王路露)
  • Huo Ying  (霍英)
  • Liu An-feng  (刘安丰)


A new mobile multicast scheme called mobility prediction based mobile multicast(MPBMM) was proposed. In MPBMM, when a mobile node (MN) roams among subnets during a multicast session, MN predicts the next subnet, to which MN will attach, by the information of its position and mobility speed, consequently speeds up the handoff procedure. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme can minimize the loss of multicast packets, reduce the delay of subnet handoff, decrease the frequency of multicast tree reconfiguration, and optimize the delivery path of multicast packets. When MN moves among subnets at different speeds (from 5 to 25 m/s), the maximum loss ratio of multicast packets is less than0.2%, the maximum inter-arrival time of multicast packets is 117 ms, so the proposed scheme can meet the QoS requirements of real-time services. In addition, MPBMM can support the mobility of multicast source.

Key words

mobile multicast mobile IPv6 hierarchical structure dynamic mobility prediction 


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© Published by: Central South University Press, Sole distributor outside Mainland China: Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Huang Guo-sheng  (黄国盛)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chen Zhi-gang  (陈志刚)
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zhao Ming  (赵明)
    • 2
  • Wang Lu-lu  (王路露)
    • 2
  • Huo Ying  (霍英)
    • 2
  • Liu An-feng  (刘安丰)
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Physics Science and Information EngineeringJishou UniversityJishouChina
  2. 2.School of Information Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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