Performance Analysis of IP Micro-mobility Handoff Protocols

  • Chris Blondia
  • Olga Casals
  • Peter De Cleyn
  • Gert Willems
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2334)


Micro-mobility protocols have been proposed to provide seamless local mobility support. This paper focuses on the performance of the handoff schemes of two candidates for micro-mobility protocols, namely HAWATT and Cellular IP. For each handoff scheme, a simple analytical model is developed for the evaluation of two characteristic performance measures: the packet loss probability during handoff and the extra delay experienced by packets that are involved in the handoff. Application of these models allows a comparison of two important handoff schemes: the Multiple Stream Forwarding scheme of HAWAII and the Semi-soft Handoff scheme of Cellular IP.


Packet Loss Correspond Node Packet Loss Probability Forwarding Scheme Extra Delay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Blondia
    • 1
  • Olga Casals
    • 2
  • Peter De Cleyn
    • 1
  • Gert Willems
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Polytechnic University of CataluniaBarcelonaSpain

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