Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member

Emma Regentova

Number of Pages



Mobility supporting protocols are designed to provide connectivity of mobile nodes from any point of attachment to the Internet. Fast handoff, low signaling overhead and packet loss are the key factors to be addressed in designing a mobility management protocol. This work proposes Intra Domain Mobility Management (IDMM) protocol, based on micro-mobility concept. The protocol implements an efficient tracking mechanism for locating the mobile nodes and ensures that their movements remain transparent to communicating nodes. The protocol is designed with the hierarchical tree topology in mind that allows for low cost solution and efficient management. The optimized routing enables fast delivery of packets to the mobile node in the micro-mobility domain. IDMM is implemented using Network Simulator (ns2) tools. Packet loss, throughput, delay in the network and traffic overhead due to location management are studied. The comparison with major mobility protocols such as Mobile IP and Cellular IP is done to demonstrate the performance of IDMM under high frequency of roaming.


Domain; Intra; Management; Mobility

Controlled Subject

Electrical engineering; Computer science

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1822.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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