Recent evolution of intelligent vehicles features the large scale emergence and introduction of multimode mobile terminals, with the capability to simultaneously or sequentially attach to conceptually different access networks. To cope with this, they require some abstracted framework for their management and control, especially in the case of intelligent selection between the various heterogeneous accesses. A solution to this issue, the Media Independent Handover Services, is being standardized as the IEEE 802.21. This draft standard has been studied and applied to the case of a B3G operator networks as a research topic in the EU-funded project Daidalos in order to enable seamless operation between heterogeneous technologies. This paper focuses on the seamless integration of broadcast technologies, in particular UMTS/MBMS networks, in the case when emergency information has to be delivered to a large number of mobile users. It describes an extension to the 802.21 framework which enables the dynamic selection and allocation of multicast resources and thus the efficient usage of the radio resources. The UMTS access is developed in the experimental software radio platform of EURECOM, and provides a direct inter-connection with an IPv6 Core Network, very close to the current LTE direction of the 3GPP. We describe here the additional Media Independent Handover primitives and how they are mapped to trigger the control of multicast (MBMS) resources in the UMTS network. This paper is introduced by the account of an on-the-road emergency situation, written as a showcase of the work performed in the EU FP6 research project DAIDALOS.
Combining MBMS and IEEE 802.21 for on-the-road emergency
ITST 2008, 8th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications, October 22-24, Hilton Phuket, Thaïland
Systèmes de Communication
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