Network Mobility in Satellite Networks: Architecture and the Protocol
Mobility management is required to ensure the session continuity for multiple IP-enabled devices onboard a satellite that hands off between ground stations. NEtwork MObility (NEMO) can efficiently manage the mobility of multiple IP-enabled devices that are connected as a mobile network. However, existing mobility management solutions for satellite networks are unable to route through intermediate satellites links when a direct connection with a ground station is lost. The authors propose architecture of NEMO in satellite networks with the routing through multiple satellite links using nesting where a mobile network connects to another mobile network.