Dynamic Time-Slot Assignment Schemes for TDMA-Based Wireless ATM

Makoto UMEUCHI  Atsushi OHTA  Masahiro UMEHIRA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.8   pp.1182-1191
Publication Date: 1997/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Mobile Computing)
ATM,  wireless access,  TDMA,  time-slot assignment,  

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It is indispensable to establish a multi-access protocol and resource management technique that can assure transmission quality and efficiently utilize the radio frequency spectrum for ATM-based wireless access systems. This paper proposes dynamic time-slot assignment schemes for the forward link from a user to a central station (CS): (1) the centralized assignment and release scheme (CAR), and (2) the centralized-assignment and autonomous-release scheme (CAAR). In the proposed schemes, a central station dynamically assigns time-slots based on traffic information obtained by monitoring the input traffic in each radio module (RM). In addition, forward protection is used to prevent false-release of assigned time-slots. Performance evaluations have been carried out by analysis as well as computer simulations. They show that the proposed schemes achieve good performance in delay, link stability, and utilization efficiency of radio resources with an optimized number of forward protection steps.