MIF API extension for combining IEEE 802.21
draft-zhang-mif-api-extension-802-21-00

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MIF                                                       Hongke Zhang
Internet Draft                                                Boxin Du
Intended status: Informational                                Mi Zhang
Expires: January 3, 2015                                      Fei Song
                                           Beijing Jiaotong University
                                                          July 3, 2014

                MIF API extension for combining IEEE 802.21
                draft-zhang-mif-api-extension-802-21-00.txt

Abstract

   The Application Program Interface (API) of MIF, specified in the MIF
   API consideration, must rely on lower layer functionalities when
   handover between homogeneous or heterogeneous networks is necessary.
   To improve the connectivity experience, the existing MIF API needs to
   be extended for solving such problem. IEEE is also aimed at the
   similar issue from different way. A kind of logical entities over the
   link layer protocol for handling the seamless handover has been
   defined in IEEE 802.21. This document proposes a mechanism via
   integrating MIF API and IEEE 802.21 to support application service
   better.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................ 4
   2. Terminology ................................................. 4
   3. The Relationship between IEEE MIHF and MIF API .............. 4
   4. The Extension of MIF API for Handover: A Case Study ......... 8
      4.1. The MN-initiated Handover .............................. 8
         4.1.1. Get Information ................................... 9
         4.1.2. Information Post .................................. 9
         4.1.3. Parameter Report .................................. 9
         4.1.4. Check Resources MN ................................ 9
         4.1.5. Resource Availability ............................. 9
         4.1.6. Connect to Interface ............................. 10
         4.1.7. Resource Preparation Messages .................... 10
         4.1.8. Establish Link Messages .......................... 10
         4.1.9. Link Up .......................................... 10
         4.1.10. Handover Completed .............................. 10
         4.1.11. Handover Completion Confirmation ................ 11
      4.2. The Network-initiated Handover ........................ 11
         4.2.1. Candidate Query Notification ..................... 11
         4.2.2. Candidate Query Result ........................... 12
         4.2.3. Check Resources Net .............................. 12
         4.2.4. Confirm Chosen Target ............................ 12
         4.2.5. Establish Link Messages .......................... 12
         4.2.6. Link Up .......................................... 12
         4.2.7. Handover Completed ............................... 12
         4.2.8. Handover Completion Confirmation ................. 12
   5. Discussions for New Messages from MIF Perspective .......... 13
      5.1. Get Information ....................................... 13
      5.2. Release the Ongoing Connection ........................ 13
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