Performance Analysis of an Integrated Voice/Data Wireless Network with Voice Buffer

Haw-Yun SHIN  Jean-Lien C. WU  Wei-Yeh CHEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.1   pp.36-45
Publication Date: 2004/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
dynamic multi-channel allocation,  channel de-allocation,  reneging time,  guard channel,  

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This paper investigates the performance of an integrated voice/data wireless mobile network where a finite buffer is provided for voice calls since they can endure a tolerable time, or the reneging time, for service. Based on a given humanistic reneging time, we analyze the voice traffic blocking probability. The probability distribution of receiving service within the reneging time is obtained for each buffered voice call and based on this result, an appropriate amount of voice buffer is obtained. To alleviate the impact on data blocking probability caused by the voice buffer and to enhance the efficiency of data service, a dynamic multi-channel allocation scheme with channel de-allocation and guard channels is proposed for data traffic. Compared with the conventional method where the system adopts a single-channel allocation scheme without guard channel for data users, the proposed scheme shows significant improvement in data blocking probability, throughput and the mean service time. Furthermore, a system with an appropriate size of buffer for voice traffic can receive good improvement in voice blocking probability.