Reference Chaser Bandwidth Controller for Wireless QoS Mapping under Delay Constraints
© M. Marchese and M. Mongelli. 2010
Received: 14 January 2010
Accepted: 11 October 2010
Published: 13 October 2010
Telecommunications networks are composed of functional layers acting in cascade. Quality of Service (QoS) derives from the action of each layer that must assure a specific level of quality to the upper layer in terms of performance parameters (e.g., loss, delay, jitter of the packets). Appropriate algorithms are needed to compute the bandwidth necessary so to assure the requested QoS when information is transferred from one layer to the next one below. This paper proposes a scheme that adapts the bandwidth to be allocated to a buffer which conveys heterogeneous traffic (both concerning traffic sources and QoS requirements) in a layer-in-cascade model. The proposal is focused on delay constraints. The proposed algorithm is based only on measures and does not use closed-form expressions, a priori information about traffic statistical properties, and assumptions about buffer dimension. Simulation results show the reliability of the approach in comparison with other techniques at the state of the art, thus corroborating the application of the algorithm for a large set of operative situations, including fading conditions.
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