"Comparative Analysis of Handoff delay of MIFA and MIP" Accepted for 10th IFIP International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications (PWC'05), Colmar, France, August 2005. Published by Imperial College Press, ISBN 1-86094-582-1, Page: 389-396.
Dr.-Ing. Ali Diab
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Mitschele-Thiel
Dipl.-Ing. René Böringer
- Latency during handoffs affects the service quality of real-time applications. Mobile IP (MIP) presents the standard mobility management protocol. However, Mobile IP is not adequate for delay sensitive applications. Mobile IP Fast Authentication protocol (MIFA) is proposed to avoid the problems of Mobile IP and to match the requirements of real-time applications. In this paper we present an analytical model to evaluate the performance of MIFA. Our performance study shows that the handoff latency of MIFA is independent of the distance between the current FA and the HA. Thus, MIFA highly reduces the handoff latency for most cases. MIFA clearly outperforms Mobile IP (MIP) with respect to the handoff latency and the number of packets dropped due to handoffs Bibtex