Quality of Service Control for WLAN-based Converged Personal Network Service

Eun-Chan Park, Bongkyo Moon, In-Hwan Kim, Gu-Min Jeong

Abstract


This paper proposes a framework for quality of service (QoS) control in WLAN-based converged personal network service (CPNS). First, we show that the CPNS devices in WLANs occupy the shared wireless channel in an unfair manner; and thus, QoS is degraded. The reasons of such problem are analyzed from two viewpoints of (i) channel access mechanism according to carrier sensing multiple access protocol of WLAN and (ii) TCP congestion control mechanism in response to packet loss. To improve QoS and assure fair channel sharing, we propose an integrated QoS control framework consisting of admission control and rate control. Based on the available capacity, the admission control determines whether or not a specific QoS service can be admitted. The rate control is implemented using congestion window control or token bucket algorithm. The proposed mechanism differentiates QoS service from best-effort (BE) service such that the QoS service is preferentially served to satisfy its QoS requirements and the BE service is served to share the remaining resource in a fair manner. The extensive simulation results confirm that the proposed scheme assures QoS and fair channel sharing for WLAN-based CPNS.

Keywords


CPNS, QoS, fairness, WLAN, TCP

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