Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks Using Directional Antennas

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Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks Using Directional Antennas
With the continued increase of speed and capacities of computing devices and the growing needs of people for mobile computing capabilities, Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) have gained a lot of interest from the research community. Quality of service (QoS) provisioning in MANETs is an essential component that is needed to support multimedia and real-time applications. On the other hand, directional antenna technology provides the capability for considerable increase in spatial reuse which is essential in the wireless medium. In this paper, a bandwidth reservation protocol for QoS routing in TDMA-based MANETs using directional antennas is presented. The routing algorithm allows a source node to reserve a path to a particular destination with the needed bandwidth which is represented by the number of slots in the data phase of the TDMA frame. Further optimizations to improve the efficiency and resource utilization of the network are provided.
Imad Jawhar, Jie Wu
Added 24 Dec 2009
Updated 24 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Imad Jawhar, Jie Wu
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