Wireless Quality of Service: Techniques, Standards, and Applications

Maode Ma, Mieso K. Denko

September 9, 2008 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 376 Pages - 132 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420051308 - CAT# AU5130
Series: Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications


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  • Discusses QoS in an array of wireless networks, including LANs, PANs, MANs, 3G, mobile ad hoc, sensor, and heterogeneous
  • Presents various techniques to combat QoS problems
  • Introduces the fundamental concepts of QoS provisioning
  • Covers the standards of different wireless networks and the QoS service frameworks specified in the standards
  • Explores recent research progress on improving the performance of QoS services in wireless networks
  • Summary

    Focusing on an important and complicated topic in wireless network design, Wireless Quality of Service: Techniques, Standards, and Applications systematically addresses the quality-of-service (QoS) issues found in many types of popular wireless networks.

    In each chapter, the book presents numerous QoS challenges encountered in real-world applications and delineates ways to overcome these obstacles. Some of the challenges explored are performance impairments in WLAN hotspots, video streaming applications, and broadband wireless access. The techniques and mechanisms covered to tackle these problems include medium access and call admission control techniques, a parameter tuning algorithm, the QoS-enabling features of IEEE 802.11e, a Markov chain model, a probe-based distributed admission control mechanism, topology-transparent scheduling protocols, and a novel multicast congestion control mechanism.

    Addressing advanced topics and future directions, the expert contributors acknowledge the need for more research to solve several open issues. In the meantime, they offer innovative solutions to solve current QoS problems.


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