Mobile Multimedia Access Protocols in Packet-typed Wireless Networks

Tetsuya YAMASHITA  Takashi MATSUMOTO  Hiromi OKADA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E83-B   No.1   pp.56-67
Publication Date: 2000/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Mobile Communication
Keyword: 
packet-typed wireless networks,  access scheme,  packet transmission,  mobile communications,  transmission channel,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we present an access scheme for packet-typed wireless networks, called DQRUMA/PAR (Distributed-Queueing Request Update Multiple Access with Periodically Automatic Reservation), which can transmit multimedia traffic efficiently. Here, we deal with three kinds of traffic i. e. voice, data and still picture. DQRUMA/PAR introduces the transmission scheme that mobile stations for voice communications reserve the transmission capacity periodically during their talkspurts. The transmission control process of DQRUMA/PAR will become easier than the one of DQRUMA, and the delay characteristic of voice is improved. Furthermore, we study two enforced protocols on DQRUMA/PAR. One is the more enforced protocol for voice communications. We call this as Voice Enforced mode (VE mode) on DQRUMA/PAR. The other is the more enforced protocol for data communications. We call this as Data Enforced mode (DE mode) on DQRUMA/PAR. The transmission delay of voice will become reduced significantly by introducing VE mode. On the other hand, the transmission delay characteristic of data will be improved by introducing DE mode. We carry out the performance comparisons of pure DQRUMA/PAR with PRMA and DQRUMA and show the considerable improvement of the protocol numerically. Next we make the performance comparisons between pure DQRUMA/PAR and two enforced modes on DQRUMA/PAR and show the considerable improvements of these enforced protocols, respectively.