Network Mobility in Satellite Networks:
Architecture and the Protocol
Abu Zafar M. Shahriar, and Mohammed Atiquzzaman
School of Computer Science
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019.
Satellite Networks and Architectures Branch
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135.
Abstract--Mobility management is required to ensure the
session continuity for multiple IP-enabled devices onboard a
satellite that hands off between ground stations. Network Mo-
bility (NEMO) can efficiently manage the mobility of multiple
IP-enabled devices that are connected as a mobile network.
However, existing mobility management solutions for satellite
networks are unable to route through intermediate satellites
links when a direct connection with a ground station is lost.
We propose an architecture of NEMO in satellite networks with