Packet Scheduling for Link-Sharing and Quality of Service Support in Wireless Local Area Networks
Technical Report Number
The growing deployment of wireless local area networks (WLANs) in corporate environments, the increasing number of wireless Internet service providers and demand for quality of service support create a need for controlled sharing of wireless bandwidth. In this technical report a method for using long-term channel-state information in order to control the sharing of wireless bandwidth is studied. The algorithm enables an opera-tor of a WLAN to equalize the revenue/cost for each customer in the network and to control the link-sharing based on a combination of user-centric and operator-centric fact-tors. As an example, we adapt one of the well-know wireline schedulers for hierarchical link-sharing, the Hierarchical Fair Service Curve Algorithm (H-FSC), for the wireless environment and demonstrate through simulations that the modiﬁed algorithm is able to improve the controlled sharing of the wireless link without requiring modiﬁcations to the MAC layer. In addition, we present the design and implementation for a Linux based prototype. Measurements in a wireless testbed conﬁrm that the scheduling scheme can perform resource-based link-sharing on currently available hardware conforming to the IEEE 802.11 standard.
Wischhof, Lars and Lockwood, John W., "Packet Scheduling for Link-Sharing and Quality of Service Support in Wireless Local Area Networks" Report Number: WUCS-01-35 (2001). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.
Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K7KK9949