Connecting Mobile Ad Hoc Networks to Fixed Infrastructure - Address Assignment and Quality of Service

Authors:

  • Jimmi Grönkvist
  • Anders Hansson
  • Jan Nilsson

Publish date: 2007-06-28

Report number: FOI-R--2265--SE

Pages: 54

Written in: English

Keywords:

  • heterogenous networks
  • ad hoc networks
  • network mobility
  • IP-address assignment
  • quality of service

Abstract

In order to meet the requirements of secure, dynamic, robust and reliable information exchange over a heterogeneous network, including a mobile ad hoc network, several topics and problem areas have to be addressed, and a number of open issues have to find satisfactory solutions. In this report we have selected two topics of importance: mobility management, more specifically the problems of assigning IP addresses; and Quality of Service (QoS). The aim of the report is to describe the problem areas, and discuss different solutions and their pros and cons. For IP address assignment there is the issue of dealing with node mobility, e.g. is variable IP addresses a good solution? The QoS issue is complex and involves all networking layers. However, at least some minimal control functionality is required to provide some sort of QoS.

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