Wireless QoS-Aware Resource Management for CDMA Packet Multimedia Cellular Radio

Lan CHEN  Hidetoshi KAYAMA  Narumi UMEDA  Yasushi YAMAO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E86-A    No.7    pp.1576-1584
Publication Date: 2003/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks)
quality of service,  wireless QoS,  radio resource management,  CDMA packet,  max/min requirements,  

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The emerging multimedia applications for future mobile communication systems typically require highly diversified Quality of Service (QoS). However, due to the time and location dependent fluctuating nature of radio resources in the radio link, it is very difficult to maintain a constant level of QoS with the current end-to-end QoS control only. Therefore, wireless-aware QoS is the key issue for achieving better end-end QoS. In this paper, a new wireless QoS scheme for a joint CDMA/NC-PRMA cellular system are proposed considering QoS prioritization mechanism, users' diversified requirements and the harmonization with IP-QoS. Two wireless QoS-aware resource allocation algorithms are proposed to support QoS prioritization while achieving high radio resource utilization. By introducing a set of new QoS resource request parameters (minimum, average and maximum requirements), the algorithms can assign radio resource in a more flexible way than the conventional fixed resource allocation. Computer simulations indicate that the proposed QoS algorithms exhibit superior performance with respect to packet dropping probability for realtime application users, and improve transmission rate for non-realtime application users, which evince the effectiveness of the proposed wireless QoS algorithms.