Accession Number:

ADA386460

Title:

Heterogeneous Architecture Support for Wireless Network Dynamics and Mobility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-12-29

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

In this paper, we examine network architecture issues and protocols for applicability to mobile and dynamic wireless communication networks. Our focus is on networking technology to provide heterogeneous support and interoperability with existing and planned internetworking infrastructures and applications. First, we discuss engineering issues and technology components across a broad range of mobile networking system elements. Second, we focus in detail on a number of critical technology areas relating to mobility support and interoperability with the Internet Protocol IP suite. Our goal is to highlight important issues, provide guidance in examining architectural and protocol tradeoffs and help assess the maturity of technology components for near term deployment of network systems and further experimentation in ongoing mobile network projects. Since there is not a definitive one size fits all solution space to the design components involved in mobile networking, a future follow-on study is planned to provide more project-specific recommendations for specific wireless networking technology architectures and requirements-e.g. Interoperable Networks for Secure Communications lNSC.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE