Accurate non-intrusive residual bandwidth estimation in WMNs

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Atalay, İsmail Cem and Sarıkaya, Yunus and Gürbüz, Özgür and Erçetin, Özgür (2008) Accurate non-intrusive residual bandwidth estimation in WMNs. In: 5th IEEE Annual Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks Workshops, 2008., Burlingame, CA

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SAHCNW.2008.20


The multi-access scheme of 802.11 wireless networks imposes difficulties in achieving predictable service quality in multi-hop networks. In such networks, the residual capacity of wireless links should be estimated for resource allocation services such as flow admission control. In this paper, we propose an accurate and non-intrusive method to estimate the residual bandwidth of an 802.11 link. Inputs from neighboring network activity measurements and from a basic collision detection mechanism are fed to the analytical model so that the proposed algorithm calculates the maximum allowable traffic level for this link. We evaluate the efficiency of the method via OPNET simulations, and show that the percent estimation error is significantly lower than two other prominent estimation methods, bounded only between 2.5-7.5%. We also demonstrate that flow admission control is successfully achieved in a realistic WMN scenario. Flow control through our proposed algorithm keeps the unsatisfied traffic demand bounded and at a negligibly low level, which is less than an order of magnitude of the other two methods.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication
ID Code:9736
Deposited By:Özgür Erçetin
Deposited On:30 Oct 2008 16:12
Last Modified:19 Jul 2019 14:22

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