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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
 
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2013 Vol.2(5): 418-422 ISSN: 2010-3751
DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2013.V2.197

On-Off Period Mechanism for Supporting Always Best Connected in IEEE 802.21 MIH Services

Nawawit Nounkaw, Aphirak Jansang, and Anan Phonphoem
Abstract—IEEE 802.21 MIH standard defines the mechanism for allowing a mobile device with more than one interface to seamlessly roam between different network technologies. All interfaces are simultaneously turned on for discovering the candidate technologies which cause unnecessary power consumption. In this paper, an On-Off Period (OOP) mechanism for supporting always best connected (ABC) has been proposed by enhancing the monitoring process without any centralized information requirement. The study shows that for the random waypoint mobility pattern and speeds between 1 - 3 m/s, the low off-durations (15 - 30 seconds) significantly save the energy around 54% with low loss opportunity.

Index Terms—MIH, IEEE 802.21, power consumption, On-Off Period mechanism (OOP), ABC

The authors are with the Department of Computer Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: {g521455016, aphirak.j, anan.p}@ku.ac.th).

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Cite: Nawawit Nounkaw, Aphirak Jansang, and Anan Phonphoem, "On-Off Period Mechanism for Supporting Always Best Connected in IEEE 802.21 MIH Services," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 418-422, 2013.

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