TraSH-SN: A Transport Layer Seamless
Handoff Scheme for Space Networks
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Shaojian Fu
Telecommunications and Networks Research Lab,
School of Computer Science,
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-6151.
Satellite Networks & Architectures Branch,
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Rd. MS 54-8, Cleveland, OH 44135.
Abstract-- The Internet Engineering Task Force has
developed Mobile IP to handle mobility of Internet hosts
at the network layer. Spacecrafts in space are analogous
to mobile nodes in the terrestrial network. NASA has
been experimenting with Mobile IP to handle handoffs in
space networks. Mobile IP, however, suffers from a number
of drawbacks such as high handoff latency, packet loss,
and interoperability issues with network security solutions.
In this paper, we describe TraSH-SN, a new Transport