Internet Routing for Mobile Wireless Communication

Thierry Ernst


Motivations & Objectives

Mobile wireless communication is becoming an increasingly important communication mode, which challenges the suitability of most of today's networking protocols. The current specification of IPv6 [IPv6,IPng] effectively provides for mobility management, but its mobility management scheme is an adaptation of MobileIP for IPv4. As a result, mobility is not managed efficiently:

The objective of this project is therefore to develop better routing protocols for IPv6 that:

This project is a PhD work funded by a CIFRE grant and Centre de Recherche de MOTOROLA Paris in partnership with INRIA.

Work Plan

  • Preparation of a simulation platform for evaluation of routing protocol performance in a mobile wireless communication environment. This task will add simulation modules to simulate node mobility and wireless behaviour for the selected base simulation tool, namely [NS].
  • Analysis and evaluation of the performance, in a mobile wireless communication environment, of existing routing protocols for IPv6. This task will study the weakness of current routing protocols for IPv6 in order to identify the potential areas of improvement.
  • Development of better routing protocols for IPv6. This task will research on better routing protocols for IPv6, destined for a mobile wireless communication environment but with consideration of implementability, protocol overheads, resource requirements, security issues, adaptability from static to dynamic topology, scalability with respect to the size of network, and potential adaptation for IPv4.
  • Implementation of the newly developed routing protocols for further validation and experiment.

  • Outgoing Work

  • Bibliography on IPv6, mobility in networks, wireless communications, and all the protocols involved by routing.
  • In depth understanding of NS

  • Last modified: July 1999
    Thierry Ernst