Summary: Effect of Layer 2 Connection Setup on Performance
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-- In our earlier study, we proposed SIGMA, a
Seamless IP diversity based Generalized Mobility Architecture.
SIGMA utilizes IP diversity to achieve a seamless handover of
a mobile host, and is designed to solve many of the drawbacks
of Mobile IP. In this paper, we evaluate the impact of Layer 2
connection setup on the performance of SIGMA. Various aspects
of Layer 2 connection setup, such as Layer 2 setup latency, Layer
2 beacon period, and mobile host moving speed, are considered.