Performance analysis and comparison of QoS provisioning mechanisms for CBR traffic in noisy IEEE 802.11 e wlans environments

Der Jiunn Deng, Yu Fan Yeh

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order to reach better Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements for multimedia application, the 802.11e task group was formed and has proposed EDCA (Enhanced Distributed Channel Access) for contention period and HCCA (HCF Controlled Channel Access) for contention-free period in the HCF (Hybrid Coordination Function) to enhance the original IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol. However, the problem of choosing the right set of MAC parameters and strict QoS mechanism to provide guaranteed QoS in IEEE 802.1 le Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) remains unsolved. In this paper, a pragmatic Call Admission Control (CAC) scheme with a novel polling based uplink scheduling policy for CBR traffic in IEEE 802.1 le WLANs is proposed. The proposed CAC scheme computes the expected delay variation of every session upon arrival of new connection for admission decision. In addition, the proposed packet based delay constrained scheduling policy can derive sufficient conditions such that all accepted sources satisfy their time constraints to provide deterministic QoS guarantees. In addition to theoretical analysis, simulations are conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed scheme. As it turns out, our design works very well in providing performance improvement in the noisy IEEE 802.11e WLANs environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalTamkang Journal of Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1


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  • Engineering(all)

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