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Packet Scheduling and Congestion Control

  • Giovanni Giambene
  • Mari Carmen Aguayo Torres
  • Edmundo Monteiro
  • Michal Ries
  • Vasos Vassiliou
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 31)

Introduction

In the framework of Next-Generation Networks (NGNs), the IP-based Radio Access Networks (RANs) component, though representing one of the most attractive aspects of NGNs, is also the weakest part. The wireless interface is in fact the critical factor in end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) support due in particular to the fluctuations of radio channel conditions and consequent errors. Moreover, the problems arising from the highly varying traffic, wireless transmitter energy consumption (e.g., [ODR05, Ber07]), and the highly desirable user mobility create needs to be addressed before wireless broadband Internet services can be widely and successfully deployed.

Radio Resource Management (RRM) plays a key role in wireless system design. A fundamental element in resource management is schedulingthat arbitrates among packets that are ready for transmission. Based on the scheduling algorithm, as well as the traffic characteristics of the multiplexed flows, certain QoS levels...

Keywords

Transmission Control Protocol User Equipment Congestion Control Distribute Coordination Function Medium Access Control Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Giambene
    • 1
  • Mari Carmen Aguayo Torres
    • 2
  • Edmundo Monteiro
    • 3
  • Michal Ries
    • 4
  • Vasos Vassiliou
    • 5
  1. 1.University of SienaItaly
  2. 2.University of MalagaSpain
  3. 3.University of CoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.University of Technology ViennaAustria
  5. 5.University of CyprusCyprus

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