With the provisioning of high-speed wireless LAN (WLAN) environments, traffic classes (e.g., VoIP or video-conference) with different QoS requirements will be introduced in future WLANs. The IEEE 802.11e draft is currently standardizing a distributed access approach, called the enhanced distributed coordination function (EDCF), to support service differentiation in the MAC layer. However, since each mobile station transmits data packets egotistically in a distributed environment, the QoS requirement of each traffic class may not be guaranteed. In this paper, we develop an admission control strategy to guarantee the QoS requirement of each traffic class. In order to provide a criterion for admission decision, we introduce an analytical model for EDCF to evaluate the expected bandwidth and the expected packet delay of each traffic class. The admission control strategy uses the performance measures derived from the analytical model to decide if a new traffic stream is permitted into the system. We validate the accuracy of the analytical model by using the ns-2 simulator. Some performance evaluations are also demonstrated to illustrate the effect of the proposed admission control strategy.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2003|
|Event||IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: 1 Dec 2003 → 5 Dec 2003
|Conference||IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||1/12/03 → 5/12/03|