Publication Type:

Journal Article


World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Volume 76, p.674-678 (2011)



Communication systems, Congestion Control, Data collection, Distributed computer systems, Emergency management, Extreme conditions, Global system for mobile communications, Hand over, Heterogeneous access, Heterogeneous networks, Heterogeneous wireless network, IEEE802.21, Interoperability, Media independent handover, MIH, Mobile devices, Mobile users, Network selection, Optimization, Radio telephone, Risk management, Satellite system, Telecommunication networks, Telephone circuits, Telephone networks, Telephone systems, Time Factors, Vertical Handoff, Wired and wireless, Wireless networks


The importance of our country's communication system is noticeable when a disaster occurs. The communication system in our country includes wired and wireless telephone networks, radio, satellite system and more increasingly internet. Even though our communication system is most extensive and dependable, extreme conditions can put a strain on them. Interoperability between heterogeneous wireless networks can be used to provide efficient communication for emergency first response. IEEE 802.21 specifies Media Independent Handover (MIH) services to enhance the mobile user experience by optimizing handovers between heterogeneous access networks. This paper presents an algorithm to improve congestion control in MIH framework. It is analytically shown that by including time factor in network selection we can optimize congestion in the network.


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Cite this Research Publication

A. Ramachandran and Haiharan, B., “Collaborative mobile device based data collection and dissemination using MIH for effective emergency management”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 76, pp. 674-678, 2011.