Information Centric Networking based Handover Support for QoS Maintenance in Cooperative Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Network of Information (NetInf) is a term coined for networks which unlike contemporary network are not node centric. As the name indicates, information supersedes nodes in the network. In this report, we propose an architecture of mobile node for NetInf. We call it NetInf Mobile Node. It is an extension of the basic node architecture proposed for NetInf. It is compatible to NetInf and TCP/IP based networks. The Virtual Node Layer modules in the architecture provide support for managing mobility, power consumption of the node as well data relaying/storing services. In- ner/Outer Locator Construction Routers (I/O LCTR) are two functions introduced in NetInf mobile nodes to operate between NetInf and non- NetInf sites. The basic purpose of NetInf mobile node is to maintain the QoS during mobility events. The handoff/handover are critical situations during mobility where chances of QoS degradation of an ongoing session are high. This report presents one such scenario in which QoS of an appli- cation is maintained during a handoff situations in heterogeneous wireless network environment through our proposed algorithm.