Hybrid Dynamic-Grouping Bandwidth Reservation Scheme for Multimedia Wireless Networks

Jau-Yang CHANG  Hsing-Lung CHEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.11   pp.3264-3273
Publication Date: 2004/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
bandwidth reservation,  multimedia,  quality of service,  reservation group,  wireless networks,  

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Next generation wireless networks are expected to support multimedia applications (audio phone, video on demand, video conference, file transfer, etc.). Multimedia applications make a great demand for bandwidth and impose stringent quality of service (QoS) requirements on the wireless networks. In order to provide mobile hosts with high QoS, efficient and better bandwidth reservation is necessary in multimedia wireless networks. This paper presents a novel hybrid dynamic-grouping bandwidth reservation scheme to support QoS guarantees in the next generation wireless networks. The proposed scheme is based on probabilistic resource estimation to provide QoS guarantees for multimedia traffic in cellular networks. We establish several reservation time-sections, called groups, according to the mobility information of mobile hosts (MHs) of each base station (BS). The amount of reserved bandwidth for each BS is dynamically adjusted for each reservation group. We use the hybrid dynamic-grouping bandwidth reservation scheme to decrease the connection-dropping probability (CDP) and connection-blocking probability (CBP), while increasing the bandwidth utilization. The simulation results show that the hybrid dynamic-grouping bandwidth reservation scheme provides less CDP and less CBP, and achieves high bandwidth utilization.