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On multiple traffic type integration over wireless TDMA channels with adjustable request bandwidth

Koutsakis, P.ORCID: 0000-0002-4168-0888 and Paterakis, M. (2000) On multiple traffic type integration over wireless TDMA channels with adjustable request bandwidth. International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, 7 (2). pp. 55-68.

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A new medium access control (MAC) protocol for mobile wireless communications is presented and investigated. We explore, via an extensive simulation study, the performance of the protocol when integrating voice, video and data packet traffic over a wireless channel of high capacity (referring to an indoor microcellular environment). Depending on the number of video users admitted into the system, our protocol varies: a) the request bandwidth dedicated to resolving the voice users contention, and b) the probability with which the base station grants information slots to voice users, in order to preserve full priority for video traffic. We evaluate the maximum voice capacity and mean access delay, as well as the aggregate channel throughput, for various voice and video load conditions, and the maximum voice capacity, aggregate channel throughput and average data message delays, for various video, voice and data load conditions. As proven by the comparison with a recently introduced efficient MAC scheme (DPRMA), when integrating voice and video traffic our scheme obtains higher voice capacity and aggregate channel throughput. When integrating all three traffic types, our scheme achieves high aggregate channel throughput in all cases of traffic load.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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