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An enhanced group mobility managemnt method in wireless body area networks


Abdullah, Mohamed Radhwan and Alwan, Ali Amer and Salih, Kamil G. and Ahmad Zukarnain, Zuriati (2019) An enhanced group mobility managemnt method in wireless body area networks. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 97 (22). pp. 3293-3303. ISSN 1992-8645; ESSN: 1817-3195


Mobility management of wireless body area networks (WBANs) is an emerging key element in the healthcare system. The remote sensor nodes of WBAN are usually deployed on subjects’ body. Certain proxy mobile IPv6 (PMIP) methods have been recommended, however, PMIP is relatively impractical in group mobility management pertaining to WBAN. It is likely to cause enormous registration and handover interruptions. This paper presents an approach aims at overcome these limitations using improved group mobility management method. The method emphasizes on incorporation of authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) service into the local mobility anchor (LMA) as an alternative to independent practice. Furthermore, proxy binding update (PBU) and AAA inquiry messages are merged. Additionally, AAA response and proxy binding acknowledge (PBA) message are combined. The experiment results demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms the existing PMIP methods in terms of delay time for registration, the handover interruptions and the average signaling cost.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Publisher: Little Lion Scientific R&D
Keywords: Handover operation; Wireless sensor network, Mobility management; Pmipv6; Low-power; Wireless personal area networks
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 18:46
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 18:46
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80593
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