Information and Media Technologies
Online ISSN : 1881-0896
ISSN-L : 1881-0896
Computer Networks and Broadcasting
NEMO-based Path Aggregation System Using Mobile Routers on Multiple Vehicles
Kei TanimotoSusumu Ishihara
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2011 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 252-262


This paper describes the implementation and the evaluation of a link aggregation system using Network Mobility (NEMO). The link aggregation system, called NEMO SHAKE, constructs a temporal network (called an alliance) between multiple mobile routers (MRs) carried by vehicles and aggregates external links between multiple MRs and the Internet to provide a fast and reliable transmission with mobile devices in vehicles carrying MRs. We also designed a system for controlling alliances. By estimating the distance and the link condition between MRs, it can achieve a high throughput and the stability of the aggregated paths between vehicles and the Internet. We evaluated the usefulness of NEMO SHAKE and its alliance-control mechanism in real vehicular networks. We confirmed that the alliance-control mechanism can achieve a high throughput by changing the member of the alliance dynamically.

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