© 2008 – Auerbach Publications
376 pages | 132 B/W Illus.
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.
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