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Sensor Proxy Mobile IPv6 (SPMIPv6)—A Novel Scheme for Mobility Supported IP-WSNs

Department of Computer Engineering, College of Electronics and Information, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, 446-701, Korea
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Sensors 2011, 11(2), 1865-1887;
Received: 18 December 2010 / Revised: 20 January 2011 / Accepted: 23 January 2011 / Published: 1 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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IP based Wireless Sensor Networks (IP-WSNs) are gaining importance for their broad range of applications in health-care, home automation, environmental monitoring, industrial control, vehicle telematics and agricultural monitoring. In all these applications, mobility in the sensor network with special attention to energy efficiency is a major issue to be addressed. Host-based mobility management protocols are not suitable for IP-WSNs because of their energy inefficiency, so network based mobility management protocols can be an alternative for the mobility supported IP-WSNs. In this paper we propose a network based mobility supported IP-WSN protocol called Sensor Proxy Mobile IPv6 (SPMIPv6). We present its architecture, message formats and also evaluate its performance considering signaling cost, mobility cost and energy consumption. Our analysis shows that with respect to the number of IP-WSN nodes, the proposed scheme reduces the signaling cost by 60% and 56%, as well as the mobility cost by 62% and 57%, compared to MIPv6 and PMIPv6, respectively. The simulation results also show that in terms of the number of hops, SPMIPv6 decreases the signaling cost by 56% and 53% as well as mobility cost by 60% and 67% as compared to MIPv6 and PMIPv6 respectively. It also indicates that proposed scheme reduces the level of energy consumption significantly. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor network; SPMIPv6; IP-WSN; IETF; 6LoWPAN; IEEE 802.15.4; IP sensor node wireless sensor network; SPMIPv6; IP-WSN; IETF; 6LoWPAN; IEEE 802.15.4; IP sensor node
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Islam, M.M.; Huh, E.-N. Sensor Proxy Mobile IPv6 (SPMIPv6)—A Novel Scheme for Mobility Supported IP-WSNs. Sensors 2011, 11, 1865-1887.

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