Guaranteeing throughput for real-time traffic in multi-hop IEEE 802.11 wireless networks

Samarth H. Shah, Klara Nahrstedt

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This paper presents a centralized rate assignment scheme for multi-hop flows In a static IEEE 802.11 wireless network. The rate assignment scheme takes Into account not only which flows contend with each other but also how they contend. A centralized arbiter obtains this information, as well as flow requirements, and attempts to maximize aggregate utility under the channel capacity constraints. Centralized resource provisioning eliminates the overhead involved with distributed decision-making and synchronized state-maintenance. Our results show that we are able to control contention, guarantee throughput, and minimize delay, while incurring low overhead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2005
Subtitle of host publicationMilitary Communications Conference 2005
StatePublished - 2005
EventMILCOM 2005: Military Communications Conference 2005 - Atlatnic City, NJ, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2005Oct 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


OtherMILCOM 2005: Military Communications Conference 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlatnic City, NJ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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