Management of services differentiation and guarantee in IEEE 802.11e wireless LANs

Jianhua He, Dritan Kaleshi, Alistair Munro, Michael Barton, Zuoyin Tang, Zongkai Yang

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In this paper, we study the management and control of service differentiation and guarantee based on enhanced distributed function coordination (EDCF) in IEEE 802.11e wireless LANs. Backoff-based priority schemes are the major mechanism for Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning in EDCF. However, control and management of the backoff-based priority scheme are still challenging problems. We have analysed the impacts of backoff and Inter-frame Space (IFS) parameters of EDCF on saturation throughput and service differentiation. A centralised QoS management and control scheme is proposed. The configuration of backoff parameters and admission control are studied in the management scheme. The special role of access point (AP) and the impact of traffic load are also considered in the scheme. The backoff parameters are adaptively re-configured to increase the levels of bandwidth guarantee and fairness on sharing bandwidth. The proposed management scheme is evaluated by OPNET. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the analytical model based admission control scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE 61st vehicular technology conference : VTC2005-Spring Stockholm
Subtitle of host publicationpaving the path for a wireless future
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ (US)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0-7803-8888-7
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8887-9
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event61st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005-Spring - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20051 Jun 2005

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference61st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005-Spring


  • 802.11 wireless lAN
  • admission control
  • quality of service


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