Date Added: May 2012
Mobile networks can be formed in vehicles, ships, satellites with a wide variety of on-board IP-enable devices. In spite of the fact that the connection configuration of the components inside the mobile network can influence its total cost and performance regarding mobility management, there exists no standard topological configuration of the mobile network. In this paper, the authors have performed a cost analysis of the key components of the nested mobile network considering all possible costs. They have chosen several topological configurations to evaluate their cost and performance. Their analysis will help in selecting a mobile network configuration that minimizes the total costs while maximizing efficiency for data communication.