Transport-level fairness provisioning in wireless local area networks with hidden stations

Koichi Nishide, Hiroyuki Kubo, Ryoichi Shinkuma, Tatsuro Takahashi

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Abstract

In wireless local area networks (WLANs), the demand of the multimedia applications such as voice telephony and peer-to-peer content distribution has followed the necessity of quality-of-service (QoS) control for uplink flows. However, in uplink WLANs, the hidden-station problem causes difficulties in the QoS control because of unfair collision probability. In this paper, we point out this hidden-station problem and clarify the following unfairness between user datagram protocol (UDP) and transmission control protocol (TCP) uplink flows: 1) the effect of collision caused by hidden-station relationship on throughput and 2) the instability of the throughput depending on the number of hidden stations. To solve these problems, we propose a mechanism that first groups stations according to the hidden-station relationship and type of transport protocol they use then assigns a transmission permitted period to each group. Our proposed mechanism eliminates the collisions between hidden stations and provides a flexible control over bandwidth allocation to UDP and TCP. Its performance is shown through simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE 20th Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium, PIMRC 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1158-1162
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424451234
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE 20th Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium, PIMRC 2009 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 16

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE 20th Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium, PIMRC 2009
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period09/9/1309/9/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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