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Performance Evaluation and Traffic Modeling

  • Hans van den Berg
  • Thomas M. Bohnert
  • Orlando Cabral
  • Dmitri Moltchanov
  • Dirk Staehle
  • Fernando Velez
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 31)

Introduction

Mobile and wireless communication systems are becoming more and more complex, making understanding the interaction of different technologies on different layers a very difficult task. The introduction of sophisticated techniques on the physical layer that react to changes of the wireless channel on small timescales requires new paradigms for modeling, simulating, and analyzing current and future wireless networks. Investigating the relationship of new physical layer techniques, application-specific requirements and performance measures will become a major research topic for future wireless networks. A continuous change in the methodology for evaluating the network performance takes place in the Internet. In the past, network performance was mainly evaluated using concretely measurable values like packet loss rate, delay, or jitter. The current trend in the Internet goes toward application-specific quality measures that judge more the subjective experience of the end user...

Keywords

Medium Access Control Mean Opinion Score Universal Mobile Telecommunication System High Speed Downlink Packet Access Simple Network Management Protocol 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans van den Berg
    • 1
  • Thomas M. Bohnert
    • 2
  • Orlando Cabral
    • 3
  • Dmitri Moltchanov
    • 4
  • Dirk Staehle
    • 5
  • Fernando Velez
    • 6
  1. 1.TNOThe Netherlands
  2. 2.SAP ResearchSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of Beira InteriorPortugal
  4. 4.Technical University of TampereFinland
  5. 5.University of WürzburgGermany
  6. 6.University of Beira InteriorPortugal

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