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Analysis of a mobility management scheme considering battery power conservation in IP-based mobile networks

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Mobile hosts (MHs) in all IP-based mobile networks must update their current location to receive incoming packets. The MHs are idle for most of time. Both registration of approximate location information and paging can facilitate efficient power management for the idle MHs. Furthermore, the MHs can be in switch-off state for battery power conservation. Mobile IP, the current standard for IP-based mobility management, needs to be enhanced for use in all IP-based mobile networks. Mobility management in all IP-based mobile networks should consider idle and detached MH states as well as active MH state. A mobility management scheme for all IP-based mobile networks is introduced in this paper. This scheme includes management of communicating, attentive, idle, and detached states. We model MH behavior in the networks when the binding-lifetime-based registrations are utilized as a means of identifying that an MH is switched off. The steady-state probabilities for MH state transitions are derived, and an optimal rate of binding-lifetime-based registrations that results in minimum network cost is derived.

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Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 6 )