Dynamic QoS allocation for multimedia ad hoc wireless networks

Hsiao Kuang Wu, Pei Hung Chuang

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In this paper, we propose an approach to support QoS for multimedia applications in ad hoc wireless network. An ad hoc network is a collection of mobile stations forming a temporary network without the aid of any centralized coordinator and is different from cellular networks which require fixed base stations interconnected by a wired backbone. It is useful for some special situations, such as battlefield communications and disaster recovery. The approach we provide uses CSMA/CA medium access protocol and additional reservation and control mechanisms to guarantee quality of service in ad hoc network system. The reason we choose CSMA protocol instead of other MAC protocols is that it is used in most of currently wireless LAN productions. Via QoS routing information and reservation scheme, network resources are dynamically allocated to individual multimedia application connections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
JournalMobile Networks and Applications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2001


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