Wireless Quality of Service

Techniques, Standards, and Applications

Edited by Maode Ma, Mieso K. Denko

Series Editor: Yan Zhang

Contributors: Ray Hunt, Boris Bellalta, Nikki Cranley, Jia Hu, Peng-Yong Kong, Thomas Kunz, Jose F. Martinez Ortega, Torsha Banerjee, Carlos T. Calafate

© 2008 – Auerbach Publications

376 pages | 132 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2008-09-09
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About the Book

Focusing on an important and complicated topic in wireless network design, Wireless Quality of Service: Techniques, Standards, and Applications systematically addresses the quality-of-service (QoS) issues found in many types of popular wireless networks.

In each chapter, the book presents numerous QoS challenges encountered in real-world applications and delineates ways to overcome these obstacles. Some of the challenges explored are performance impairments in WLAN hotspots, video streaming applications, and broadband wireless access. The techniques and mechanisms covered to tackle these problems include medium access and call admission control techniques, a parameter tuning algorithm, the QoS-enabling features of IEEE 802.11e, a Markov chain model, a probe-based distributed admission control mechanism, topology-transparent scheduling protocols, and a novel multicast congestion control mechanism.

Addressing advanced topics and future directions, the expert contributors acknowledge the need for more research to solve several open issues. In the meantime, they offer innovative solutions to solve current QoS problems.

Table of Contents

QoS Support in Mobile Multimedia Networks

Nilufar Baghaei and Ray Hunt

On the Improvement of QoS in WLAN Aspects and Applications

Sp. Louvros, N. Sklavos, and V. Triantafillou

Policy-Based QoS Provision in WLAN Hotspots

Boris Bellalta, Cristina Cano, Jaume Barceló, Anna Sfairopoulou, and Miquel Oliver

QoS for Multimedia Streaming Applications over IEEE 802.11b and 802.11e WLANs

Nicola Cranley and Mark Davis

Performance Modeling and Analysis of IEEE 802.11e Contention-Free Bursting Scheme under Unsaturated Traffic

Jia Hu, Geyong Min, Mike E. Woodward, and Wei Guo

QoS Services in WMANs

Haitang Wang, Bin Xie, and Dharma P. Agrawal

Soft QoS Support for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Based on End-to-End Path Probing and IEEE 802.11e Technology

Carlos T. Calafate, Juan Carlos Cano, Pietro Manzoni, and Manuel Pérez Malumbres

QoS in Wireless Multi-Hop Ad Hoc Networks: A Cross-Layer Framework

Peng-Yong Kong, Dan Li, and Yan Zhang

Topology-Transparent Scheduling Protocols for QoS-Robust Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

Carlos H. Rentel and Thomas Kunz

Guaranteeing QoS in Wireless Sensor Networks

José F. Martínez, Ana B. García, Iván Corredor, Lourdes López, Vicente Hernández, and Antonio da Silva

Congestion Control for Multicast Transmission over UMTS

Antonios Alexiou, Christos Bouras, and Andreas Papazois2

QoS Service in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Torsha Banerjee, Bin Xie, and Dharma P. Agrawal

Index

About the Series

Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications