An Efficient Resource Reservation Protocol by QoS Agents in Mobile Networks

Young-Joo SUH  Min-Sun KIM  Young-Jae KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.3   pp.1094-1101
Publication Date: 2003/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
quality of service,  QoS signaling,  reservation protocol,  wireless mobile network,  

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There is a growing demand that mobile networks should provide quality-of-service (QoS) to mobile users since portable devices become popular and more and more applications require real-time services. Providing QoS to mobile hosts is very difficult due to mobility of hosts. The resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) establishes and maintains a reservation state to ensure a given QoS level between the sender and receiver. However, RSVP is designed for fixed networks and thus it is inadequate in wireless mobile networking environments. In this paper, we propose a resource reservation protocol for mobile hosts in mobile networks. The proposed protocol extends the RSVP by introducing RSVP agents in local networks to manage the reservations. The proposed protocol reduces packet delay, bandwidth overhead, and the number of RSVP messages to maintain reservation states. We examined the performance of the proposed protocol by simulation and we got an improved performance over the existing protocols.